17 July 2017

Minna Shkul receives Early Career Senate Teaching Award

Minna Shkul is set to receive an Early Career Senate Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of Sheffield 2017 Graduation Ceremony this week.

Portrait photo/ head shot of Dr Minna Shkul

Minna teaches on a range of modules contributing to our Philosophy and Religion degree including issues of equality and diversity (especially feminism, gender and sexuality), and religion and social sciences.

The Senate award panel noted Minna's commitment to inclusivity, interdisciplinarity, and research-led collaborations and that her impact has extended beyond the classroom into the Faculty, the institution and has been recognised nationally.

They said Minna is "clearly an excellent, ground-breaking teacher who has managed to inspire and bring together students and teachers from a wide diversity of programmes in a truly interdisciplinary module, which is changing perspectives and informing scholarship."

"The design of the LGBT* studies module is an exemplar of how to draw on expertise from across the institution and to involve students in the design of the curriculum; its value in providing a space for exploration of the issues it covers is similarly worthy and an asset to the institution."

Many congratulations to Minna on this highly prestigious award.

Minna also recently won the Liberation and Diversity Award at the recent Sheffield Students' Union Academic Awards.

Summer Graduation

Single and dual honours Philosophy and Religion, Theology and Bible (RTB) students are graduating throughout the week of 17 July 2017. Minna's award will be presented at the 21 July graduation ceremony where Philosophy and RTB students will also be receiving their degrees. Many congratulations to our newest graduates!