Transforming Education Awards

These awards are held by the Students' Union in order to recognise and reward the hard work that is put in to your education by the academic staff and support staff within the University, in order to transform you from students to successful graduates. 

We received over 450 nominations last year - more than ever before - and we'd like to thank you for submitting such wonderful words about staff that have impacted you at UEA!

This year we want to thank even more of the UEA community than last year on your behalf! So whether you have had a lecturer who has inspired you to look into a topic further, a support service who has positively impacted your time at UEA or if there's a course rep you would like to thank for taking your feedback to the school - we want to hear from you!

There are 16 awards this year - 4 new and improved awards! -  with the addition of The Vice Chancellors Award to recognise the best of the best of the winners at the event. 

Below has the full list of Shorlisted nominees and Winners, along with a little description as to what would be considered for each category. 

 

Academic Society Partnership Award: *New for 2019!

This award has been introduced to recognise the Schools who work to involve and engage relevant academic societies as an integral part of School life. This could be by helping to build a learning community with the Society, involving them in decisions or supporting their progression as a Society.

Winner is: Norwich Business School and UEA Business Society

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

- Norwich Business School and UEA Business Society

- School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies and UEA Politics Society

- School of History and UEA History Society

 

Advisor of the Year Award:

This award is to recognise the pastoral support that advisors provide to students, enabling them to feel supported in decisions of academic or welfare areas and who help students when in need.

Winner is: Kim Ridealgh (PPL)

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

- Kim Ridealgh (PPL)

- Kamena Henshaw (PSY)

- Charmaine Chandler (HSC)

- Kay Yeoman (BIO)

- Grant Wheeler (BIO)

- Julia Hubbard (HSC)

- Will Carpenter (CMP)

- Sarah Drake (HSC)

 

Advocate for PhD Students:

This award recognises staff members who have shown dedication, enthusiasm and support to PhD students. This can include supervisors, or any other staff member a PhD student feels has strongly supported them and put the interests of PhD students at the forefront.

Winner is: Matthew Sillence (HUM)

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

- Matthew Sillence (HUM)

- Lucas Sempe (DEV)

 

Advocate for Students Award:

The Advocate for Students Award is here to recognise a member of staff who goes above and beyond to put the students interests at the centre of what they do. This may be continuing a message from students up through the School, or be someone who fights for the student experience at every step.

Winner is: Mark Coleman (BIO)

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

- Mark Coleman (BIO)

- Hannah Hoechner (DEV)

- Helen Warner (PPL)

- Charmaine Chandler (HSC)

 

Convenor of the Year Award: *New for 2019!

This award recognises Faculty or School Convenors who effectively represent their students at Faculty or School level, in order to create a wider positive impact on the academic experience of their fellow students. 

Winner is: Beth Murray (MTH)

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

- Beth Murray (MTH)

- Lucy Morgan (HIS)

- Bradie Manning (ECO)

- Roberto Bogyere (HSC)

 

Course Representative of the Year Award:

This award recognises reps who are committed, approachable and effective at creating change for their peers. 

Winners are: Andrew Ferris (DEV), Maria McDonald (ECO), Christopher Spinks (HIS)

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

- Andrew Ferris (DEV)

Maria McDonald (ECO)

Christopher Spinks (HIS)

Ana Beatriz Bras Mendes (PSY)

- Megan Wynn (PPL)

- Joseph Eastoe (PPL)

- Andriena Richards (HSC)

- Briony Randell (PPL)

 

Creative Teaching Award: *New for 2019!

The award for Creative Teaching celebrates those who break the norm with their teaching and think about new ways of engaging students in their learning. This could also extend to their ways of providing feedback, or using new technology in their teaching. 

Winner is: Stephen Bennett (IIH)

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

Stephen Bennett (IIH)

Jenni Barclay (ENV)

- Toby James (PPL)

- James Armes (NBS)

- George Malcolm (PSY)

Equality and Diversity in Teaching Award:

This award is for teaching which is most inclusive of equality and diversity values. This could be taking into consideration different learning needs and styles or by creating a diverse and socially conscious curriculum.

Winner is: Alexandria Innes (PPL)

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

- Alexandria Innes (PPL)

- Chris Jones (HIS)

- Katherine Cooper (LDC)

 

Most Inspiring Teaching Award:

The award for Most Inspiring Teaching recognises passionate teaching that encourages and inspires students to believe in their abilities and to strive for the most out of their education.

Winner is: Mark Wilkinson (MED)

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

- Mark Wilkinson (MED)

- Julia Robathan (EDU)

- Helen James (BIO)

- Ivan Mitchell (NBS)

- Jane Hibberd (HSC)

- Briony Hannell (PPL)

- Nicola Moore (PHA)

- James Watson (ECO)

- Benjamin Savill (HIS)

- Stephen Bennett (IIH)

 

PhD Associate Tutor of the Year Award:

The award for Best PhD/Associate Tutor recognises visiting staff or those teaching as part of their PhD who have made a particular impression on their students. 

Winner is: Briony Hannell (PPL)

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

- Briony Hannell (PPL)

- Jakob Rebic Avgustin (PPL)

- Ryan Hale (HIS)

 

PhD Supervisor of the Year Award:

This award for is to recognise the staff who go above and beyond in their duties supervising PhD students. They support their supervisee in their reseach, personal development and any hiccups along the way whilst studying for their PhD.

Winner is: Jesus Angulo (PHA)

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

- Jesus Angulo (PHA)

- Helen Warner (PPL)

- Alison Winch (AMA)

 

School of the Year Award: *New for 2019!

This award recognises the School who have celebrated their community and formed a working partnership between students and staff to develop change for the students in their School. This could be by involving students in decisions affecting learning and teaching for current and prospective students.

Winner is: School of Economics

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

- School of Economics

- School of Biological Sciences

- School of Environmental Sciences

 

Student Partnership Officer of the Year Award:

This award is to recognise the work of Student Partnership Officers in each area. Reasons could include whether they have gone the extra mile to encourage representation from all levels and courses in your School or regularly help students engage with representation and encourage to use the Student Voice. 

Winner is: Helen Warner (PPL)

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

- Helen Warner (PPL)

- Joel Halcomb (HIS)

- Joseph Grant (MTH)

- Kamena Henshaw (PSY)

- Thomas Storr (CHE)

 

Support Staff Member of the Year Award:

The award for Support Staff Member of the Year recognises non-academic staff who are friendly, helpful and supportive of students and who work with students to improve their service.

Winner is: Adam Everett (LTS)

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

- Adam Everett (LTS)

- Scott Steward-Smith (SSF)

- Isla Hosking (CCEN)

 

Support Service of the Year Award:  *New for 2019!

This award for Support Service of the Year recognises a professional service team which constantly works to enhance the student experience by offering a great standard of service. 

Winner is: Peer Assisted Learning Team

Shortlisted for this award in the 2019 TEAs are:

- Peer Assisted Learning Team

- INTO Welfare Officers

- IT Helpdesk/Support Team

- UEA Cleaning Services

The Vice-Chancellor's Award:

This award is to recognise the best of the best of the shortlisted nominees.

Winner is: Mark Wilkinson (MED)

 

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If you have any questions or would like more information please email Lindsay at L.Westgarth@uea.ac.uk

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