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Teaching Excellence Awards 2017

(7 July 2017)

Dr Claire Fox, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Law, is one of three winners selected by the panel for this year’s Teaching Excellence Awards. The panel is drawn from across the University and chaired by Professor Kersti Börjars from the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

The winners demonstrated individual excellence, evidence of supporting and developing colleagues, impact and engagement beyond their immediate role as well as a commitment to their own development in teaching and learning.  

Claire's submission highlighted her enthusiasm for ‘raising the profile of excellence’ and ‘developing excellence’ though her national activities and her commitment to self-development which included peer review and self-reflection.

She showed that she brings a level of authenticity in her teaching approach, for example in bringing ‘real life’ practical themes into learning activities. Her submission illustrated how she had embraced challenges and tried innovative new ways to provide an excellent student experience. Of particular note was her work with the race relations unit.

The other two winners were:

  • Dr Rebecca Farrington, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
  • Professor David Schultz, Faculty of Science and Engineering

The event was based on the theme of collaboration and partnered with the Centre for Higher Education, Research Innovation & Learning (CHERIL) in order to share knowledge and celebrate teaching excellence. 

  • You can read more about the winners and learn more about the Teaching Excellence Network on the Teaching Excellence page.