Dr Peter Stordy

Senior University Teacher

BEd (Manchester), MSc (Essex), PhD (Sheffield)
Senate Award Fellow

Peter Stordy 2018


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Excellence in student satisfaction
· Academic Award winner 2015: ‘Best Student-Staff Committee’
· Pivotal in raising the Information School’s NSS ratings from 68% to a University leading 95% (2014)
· Academic Award nomination 2010: ‘Personal Tutor of the Year’

Excellence in teaching & learning
· Consistently high student evaluation module ratings
· Senate Award for Teaching Excellence (2012)

Led major programme and module level innovations that promote ‘The Sheffield Graduate’ attributes:
· Designed and developed four new and innovative modules with inquiry and information literacy at their core
· Created novel assessments methods that foster ‘deeper’ learning and engagement
· Developed innovative pedagogies to teach IT to technical and non-technical students

Pioneered the effective use of new teaching technologies and communicated findings outside of the department:
· First in the University to use Blackboard e-Portfolio to facilitate PDP and in assessments
· First in the University to use LAM as a teaching tool
· Used a Blackboard VLE journal to promote deeper learning

Spearheaded innovations in supervision and support
· Instigated/contributed to seven successful departmental Teaching Assistant training ‘Away Days’
· Transformed students’ attitudes towards learning academic writing skills and learning IT skills

Promoting information management beyond the University of Sheffield’s Information School
· Presented ‘Reinventing Exams’ at the Faculty TESS Conference (March, 2015)
· Regular contributor to the English Language Centre’s Spring and Summer School lecture series
· First in the University to run promotional sessions at Sheffield International College
· Coordinated and conducted four ‘outreach’ initiatives