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News and updates

CHERIL funding call opens

The new CHERIL funding round for 2018-19 was officially open at the CHERIL Conference on 31 January 1018. The closing date for applications is 30th April.

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TurningPoint Mobile coming in January 2018

From January 2018 a new version of TurningPoint/Responseware will be available for Humanities staff.

Version 5 of TurningPoint is being decommissioned by the end of December 2017. If you want to continue or start using mobile responding facilities you will need to upgrade to the most recent version of TurningPoint ie TurningPoint Mobile. For further information about the upgrade including how to download TurningPoint Mobile go to our TurningPoint page or contact Faculty of Humanitie eLearning team.

Dr. Claire Fox wins Teaching Excellence Award

Launched in 2005-06, the Teaching Excellence Awards are University awards which recognise individuals’ achievement in relation to teaching, learning and the student experience over recent years. The award criteria are based on those used by the Higher Education Academy for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, and include promoting and enhancing the student experience, raising the profile of teaching excellence, and showing a commitment to ongoing professional development. Both academic and related colleagues teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels are eligible for these awards. The Award consists of a £5000 grant to be used by recipients over a period of up to three years to develop their teaching or career.

Dr. Claire Fox, a senior lecturer in Criminology (School of Law) is one of three winners in 2016/17.

Claire's submission demonstrated 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.

Claire 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 which was commended by the panel.

To read more about the winners and learn more about the Teaching Excellence Awards via the following link:

For more information about the awards ceremony and the Teaching Excellence Network, go to  

New University Policy on Academic Advising

(19 June 2015)

The University introduces new 'Policy on Academic Advising' and 'Advising Taught Students Toolkit'

Gemma Edwards wins Teaching Excellence Award

(14 June 2015)

Gemma Edwards from Sociology wins a Teaching Excellence Award

Gemma Edwards receives her award


Previous editions of the Teaching and Learning updates are archived here.