Julie Hyde wins Senate Award for Sustained Excellence in Learning & Teaching

Dr Julie Hyde, a Senior University Teacher in the Department, has won a 2016-17 Senate Award for Sustained Excellence in Learning & Teaching.

Julie HydeOn receiving the award, Julie said: "To take a group of students at the start of their degree then help them develop over the years and see them successfully graduate is great. Over the last few years to teach students from the joint BSc programme in Sheffield and Nanjing Tech in China, and be a part of their development towards graduation is fantastic. The importance of teaching and helping our students develop during their learning is a process that lasts for several years and means a lot to me. I am dedicated to trying to help my students from a variety of backgrounds achieve their aims. I am delighted to have been awarded the Senate Award for Sustained Excellence in Learning and Teaching. To be recognised for my dedication to chemistry over the years and for my laboratory teaching to students abroad whose first language is not English, as well as students at home, is wonderful."

About the senate awards

The University of Sheffield Senate Awards Scheme aims to encourage and promote good practice, and raise the status of teaching and learning as a scholarly and inspirational activity. The Scheme rewards those who are inspirational or who demonstrate an exceptional contribution in the area of learning and teaching and/or supporting and enhancing the student learning experience. Senate Award recipients become a “Senate Fellow” for life. As well as those who work directly with students, the Scheme welcomes applications for colleagues who indirectly support students. Candidates for a Senate Award are nominated by colleagues who are members of staff at The University of Sheffield. Senate Fellows (previous recipients) may only be nominated for a category different to their previous award.

I am delighted to have been awarded the Senate Award for Sustained Excellence in Learning and Teaching. To be recognised for my dedication to chemistry over the years and for my laboratory teaching to students abroad whose first language is not English, as well as students at home, is wonderful.

Dr julie hyde, senior university teacher