Humanities outstanding staff awards

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Has your lecturer, supervisor or a member of professional services staff made a difference to your learning and development? Has your programme team inspired and motivated you? Recognise and celebrate them by nominating them for an Outstanding Staff Award.

Nominations can now be made by clicking the name of each Award below. The window for nominations will close on 7 May 2021, except for the PGT Supervisor Award, which will remain open until 16 July 2021.

Please contact Amy Clarke at amy.clarke@manchester.ac.uk with any questions about the awards.

Award Criteria

Outstanding Teaching Award (includes Teaching Assistants)

Has your lecturer or teaching assistant inspired you to learn and do your best? We are looking to recognise and celebrate those teaching staff who consistently provide a well-organised course that is taught effectively and supported through high-quality assessment and feedback.  We want to know who engages and challenges you in a supportive manner and motivates you to learn.

Outstanding Academic Advisor Award*

Has your academic advisor provided an outstanding level of advice and guidance during your studies? We are looking to recognise and celebrate those academic advisors who have helped their students thrive by building strong relationships with their advisees and supporting, motivating and encouraging them. They may have helped you develop your academic skills, assisted with the transition from school to university or provided exceptional guidance on academic and practical matters related to your studies. We want to know about academic advisors who have gone the ‘extra mile’ to provide support and guidance and have had a positive impact on your development, especially during what has been an unprecedented and difficult time during the past 12 months.

*Programme Directors of PGT courses who act as Academic Advisors are also eligible for this award.

Outstanding UG Dissertation (or long essay or research project) Supervisor Award

Has your supervisor had a significant, positive impact on your experience of undertaking your dissertation (or long essay or research project) through their support, guidance and advice? We are looking to recognise and celebrate those supervisors who have been approachable and offered you exemplary advice and support to develop your skills as an independent researcher. Your supervisor will have challenged and inspired you in your independent thinking and learning, encouraging you to develop your own lines of enquiry and think critically about your work.

Outstanding PGT Dissertation Supervisor Award

Has your supervisor had a significant, positive impact on your experience of undertaking your dissertation through their support, guidance and advice? We are looking to recognise and celebrate those supervisors who have been approachable and offered you exemplary advice and support to develop your skills as an independent researcher. Your supervisor will have challenged and inspired you in your independent thinking and learning, encouraging you to develop your own lines of enquiry and think critically about your work.

Outstanding Professional Services (PS) Staff Award

Is there a member of staff who helps to run your programme or works in student support who has positively contributed to your experience as a student? We are looking to recognise and celebrate members of non-academic staff who are helpful and supportive with a positive attitude and who demonstrate exceptional care or assistance towards students, especially during what has been an unprecedented and difficult time during the past 12 months. They may have helped you or fellow students through a difficult academic or pastoral situation or they may have gone ‘the extra mile’ to ensure an issue with your course has been effectively resolved.

Outstanding Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Award 

Online learning has been more important than ever during this academic year. Is there somebody who has particularly engaged you through an effective use of technology? Have you seen or experienced an innovative use of teaching techniques, assessment tasks or learning materials that has spurred your learning or your engagement with the subject matter or enhanced your digital skills?

Programme of the Year Award

Your programme (sometimes referred to as course) is the reason you came to the University of Manchester. Has yours lived up to your expectations so far or even exceeded them? Are the team that teach and organise your programme inspiring, motivating and/or innovative? Have they fostered your love for your subject? Have they encouraged you to aim high, to challenge and believe in yourself? Have you been well supported by those who look after your programme (academic, technical and professional services colleagues)? Have the team responded to your feedback and improved the programme? If you think that the people who contribute to making your programme make it one worth talking about, then nominate it as one of the Faculty’s programmes of the year.

2019/20 winners

Outstanding Teaching Award

AMBS:

  • Ali Owrak
  • Arif Khurshed
  • David Hughes
  • Elinor O'Connor
  • Fiona King
  • Manuel Lopez-Ibanez
  • Nadia Papamichail
  • Nathan Proudlove
  • Patricia Perlman-Dee
  • Reza Salehnejad

SALC:

  • Alexandra Bennett
  • Eloise Moss
  • Jackie Stacey
  • Jeff Barda
  • Joyce Tyldesley
  • Kerry Pimblott
  • Liza Langley
  • Nicky Nielsen
  • Siobhan Brownlie
  • Vera Hohaus

SEED:

  • Alfredo Stein Heinemann
  • Diane Slaouti
  • Negar Monazam Tabrizi
  • Ross Jones
  • Thomas Donnai
  • William Whittaker

SoSS:

  • Alexandra Mullock
  • Andrew Slack
  • Caroline Henaghan
  • Chika Watanabe
  • Craig Webb
  • Elizabeth Romanis
  • Emily Caddick-Bourne
  • Francesco Montagnani
  • Harriet Lipkin
  • Jana Fey
  • Jasem Tarawneh
  • Jasmin Ramovic
  • Leonie Smith
  • Neil Cobb
  • Nick Turnbull
  • Peter Backus
  • Rachel Katz
  • Raffaele Rossi
  • Ralf Becker
  • Rodney Brazier
  • Madeline Abbas

Outstanding Professional Services Award

AMBS:

  • William Lever

SEED:

  • Emma Moores
  • Luke Robinson

SoSS:

  • Alexandra Collins
  • Luke Smith
  • Rabia Nawaz
  • Sam Hook
  • Shau Chan

Outstanding Technology Enhanced Learning Award

SALC:

  • Joyce Tyldesley


SEED:

  • Gary Motteram
  • Ross Jones

SoSS:

  • Karen Sykes
  • Rachel Fox

Outstanding UG Dissertation Supervisor Award

AMBS:

  • Alexander Turner

SALC:

  • Noelle Duckmann Gallagher
  • Rachel Nolan
  • Stefan Hanss

SEED:

  • Claire O'Neill

SoSS:

  • Cristina Masters
  • Iain Scobbie
  • Javier Oliva Garcia
  • Luke Munford
  • Nadim Mirshak
  • Stephen Ingram
  • William Shankley

Outstanding PGT Dissertation Supervisor Award

AMBS:

  • David Hughes
  • Elinor O'Connor
  • Isabel Tavora
  • Matthew Alford
  • Mercedes Bleda
  • Stefania Marino

SoSS:

  • Andrew Irving
  • Angela De Souza Torresan
  • Chris Prosser

Programme of the Year Award

  • BA Linguistics (Programme Director: Martina Faller)
  • MA Egyptology (Programme Directors: Joyce Tyldesley and Nicky Nielsen)