Higher education awards

June 29, 2001

Association of Colleges

Edexcel Outstanding Lecturer Award for 2001 has been awarded to Marilyn Tatarkowski , a lecturer at Croydon College. Ms Tatarkowski, a lecturer at Croydon College, has taught a variety of GCSE and A level subjects and has a reputation among both staff and youngsters as being popular and inspiring: "She's the one teacher you want to do your homework for" one student commented.

University of Sussex

Leverhulme Trust Special Research Fellowships have been awarded to Dr Grace Carswell (Geography - Labour, Institutions and Social Capital: Uganda) and Dr Matthew Francis (Chemistry - New Directions in Main Group Heterocycles). The Trust will part-fund each researcher's salary for two years and provide a small amount for research expenses. The remaining salary funding will come from the University's Research Development Fund.

A University of Sussex postgraduate who wrote a short story in just a day is one of the runners-up in the prestigious Asham Award for new women writers, which was set up in 1996 to commemorate Virginia Woolf's years at Asham House near Lewes. Georgia Moseley wins £500 and the publication of her story in an anthology: uniquely among literary prizes, the Asham Award offers its winners publication alongside established women writers.

The Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) has awarded Dr Brian Smith a place on its Roll of Honour, for “being an outstanding advocate for staff and educational development”. Dr Smith was commended in particular for his “diplomacy, dedication and business awareness”.

Professor John Spiers , Chairman of the Alumni Society and a member of the University's Court, has just been appointed to the Board of the new National Care Standards Commission, which has been established to improving the quality of social care services and to ensure that independent healthcare is delivered to safe and consistent standards.

The English Association has elected Professor Cedric Watts as a fellow.


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