Higher Education Academy recognises PhD students' teaching contributions

A pair of PhD students in the Department of Chemistry have been recognised by the Higher Education Academy for their commitments to teaching.

Sam IvkoSam Ivko and Liam Woodhead, who are supervised by Dr Anthony Haynes, have each spent a part of their PhD demonstrating in the undergraduate labs, providing help and support to students at all levels of study.

Sam is a graduate teaching assistant who has been demonstrating as part of his PhD funding package. He's been awarded Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) status.

Liam has also been recognised with Associate Fellow (AFHEA) status for the optional demonstrating and teaching he has performed alongside his PhD.

Sam said: "I'm delighted to have had my contributions towards the teaching at the University recognised in this way, and I'm really grateful to the department for the opportunity to get such extensive teaching experience."

They follow in the footsteps of previous demonstrators who have been recognised by the academy as a result of their efforts.