National Teaching Fellows of 2015 are named

Fifty-five people working in universities have been named as the latest winners of the sector’s top honour for teaching and learning

June 11, 2015

Staff from disciplines including biomedical ethics, chemistry, film production and linguistics, as well as learning enhancement specialists, are among those who have become National Teaching Fellows, according to the Higher Education Academy, which announced the honours on 11 June.

The successful fellows were chosen from more than 180 nominations submitted by higher education institutions across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Stephanie Marshall, the academy’s chief executive, said the 2015 fellows were “truly deserving of the award”.

Professor Marshall said she was particularly struck by the student comments included in nominations, in which staff were described as “innovative, engaging, entertaining, genuine, and passionate about teaching”.

Among those to receive the award are Momna Hejmadi, senior teaching fellow in the University of Bath’s department of biology and biochemistry, who led the institution’s first massive open online course on cancer, and June Jones, senior lecturer in biomedical ethics at the University of Birmingham, who has been involved in the repatriation of ancient Maori and North American remains.

The awards will be formally presented at a celebration event to be held at Liverpool Cathedral in October.

jack.grove@tesglobal.com

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