2015 Bristol Teaching Award winners announced
16 June 2015
The winners of the 2015 Bristol Teaching Awards, a joint venture between the University and Bristol SU (the Students’ Union), have been announced.
The Bristol Teaching Awards recognise and reward those members of staff who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching, providing support for students, and enhancing the student learning experience.
Staff and students nominated individuals or teams for seven University Awards, judged by Professor Judith Squires, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), and eight Students’ Awards, judged by a panel of Bristol SU Education Officers and student Senate representatives.
The winners are as follows:
- University Award for Education (Arts): Cultural Studies and Modern Languages MOOC Team (Gloria Visintini, Dr Mark Allinson, Dr Rajendra Chitnis, Dr Connor Doak, Professor John Foot, Dr Ian Foster, Dr Tristan Kay, Dr Sally-Ann Kitts, Dr Debbie Pinfold, Professor Gino Raymond, Dr Siobhán Shilton, Dr Bradley Stephens, Dr Caroline Williams)
- University Award for Education (Engineering): Caroline Higgins, Merchant Venturers’ School of Engineering
- University Award for Education (Medical and Veterinary Sciences): Dr Matthew Avison, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
- University Award for Education (Medicine and Dentistry): Dr Andrew Blythe, School of Social and Community Medicine
- University Award for Education (Science): Dr Colin Western, School of Chemistry
- University Award for Education (Social Sciences and Law): Helen Knowler, Graduate School of Education
- University Award for Enhancing the Student Learning Experience: Damien McManus, Library Services
- Students’ Award for Outstanding Teaching (Arts): Dr Ian Burrows, School of Humanities (English)
- Students’ Award for Outstanding Teaching (Engineering): Dr James Norman, Queen’s School of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
- Students’ Award for Outstanding Teaching (Medical and Veterinary Sciences): Dr Kelly Moule, School of Biochemistry
- Students’ Award for Outstanding Teaching (Medicine and Dentistry): Dr Michele Barbour, School of Oral and Dental Sciences
- Students’ Award for Outstanding Teaching (Science): Dr Andrew Griffiths, School of Biological Sciences
- Students’ Award for Outstanding Teaching (Social Sciences and Law): Natasha Price, School for Policy Studies
- Students’ Award for Outstanding Supervision of Research Students: Professor Ronald Hutton, School of Humanities (History)
- Students' Award for Outstanding Support: Richard Grafton, Merchant Venturers’ School of Engineering (Computer Science)
Dr Kelly Moule was selected from the 15 winners to receive the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Education in recognition of exceptional contribution to education and enhancement of the student experience. The award was determined by a panel chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Eric Thomas, and comprising Professor Judith Squires and Bristol SU Education Officers. Dr Moule was commended for her engaging teaching methods, and for her ability to make dry topics come to life and to inspire students to want to learn.