The winners of this year’s Excellence in Teaching and Supervision Awards, which are held in partnership with the University of York, have been announced.
The awards, which are supported by Teach First, are an annual student-led celebration of excellence from across the University. This year’s ceremony took place towards the end of last term in The Lounge.
Cathy Dantec, from the Department of Language and Linguistic Science, won Teacher of the Year, and was praised for her “consistently stimulating, interesting and impeccably planned” seminars and “positive attitude towards teaching”.
Other winners included Keith Allen, Áine Sheil, Jeremy Goldberg, Cath Jackson, Helen Tilbrook and Gerri Kaufman, who all claimed Supervisor of the Year awards.
In total, 525 nominations were submitted by 402 individual students for 285 unique nominees. The awards were judged by a panel drawn from the University, YUSU and current students.
Professor John Robinson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, opened the event, which was hosted by Dan Whitmore, who was YUSU Academic Officer at the time, and presented by staff and students.
Professor Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor, described the event as “one of the best I’ve been to since I started here”.
Full list of winners:
Academic Officer’s Award for Outstanding Commitment to Student Engagement – University Library
Demonstrator of the Year – Sindhu Krishna, Chemistry
Departmental Award: Supervision – Music Department
Departmental Award: Teaching – Language and Linguistic Science Department
Innovative Use of Technology – Sara Perry, Archaeology Department
Inspirational Lecturer – Norman Yeo, Language and Linguistic Science
Outstanding Feedback – Quentin Summerfield, Psychology
PGWT (Postgraduate Who Teaches) of the Year – Rebecca Lyons, English
Promoting Employability – Daniel Ungar, Biology
Supervisor of the Year – Keith Allen, Philosophy
Supervisor of the Year – Áine Sheil, Music
Supervisor of the Year – Jeremy Goldberg, History
Supervisor of the Year – Cath Jackson & Helen Tilbrook, Health Sciences
Supervisor of the Year – Gerri Kaufman, Health Sciences
Teacher of the Year – Cathy Dantec, Language and Linguistic Science
Unsung Hero of Non-Academic Staff – Heather Cork, Maths Department