Science staff scoop honours in this year’s Education Awards

The Faculty of Science has been recognised at this year’s Education Awards 2023 - which celebrates excellent practice in learning and teaching at the University.

Graphic with the text Education Awards and logos for University of Sheffield and The Students' Union

Staff and students were named winners in seven of the sixteen categories, and received a number of highly commended awards.

Professor Louise Robson, the Faculty’s Director of Education, said: “I am absolutely delighted not only to see so many colleagues receiving winners’ and highly commended awards, but also to have so many high quality nominations from across the Faculty.

"This highlights the excellent work in education that is taking place across Science and is testament to the dedication of our staff.

“It is also great to see how committed our students are to supporting students and also our departments.

“Congratulations to winners, those who were highly commended, and all our nominees."

Winners and Highly Commended from the Faculty were:

Teaching Practice (staff)

Highly Commended
Professor Nick Williams, Professor Iain Coldham and Professor Joseph Harrity (Chemistry)
Professor Vik Dhillon (Physics and Astronomy)

Teaching Practice (PGR students who teach)

Poppy Jeffries (School of Mathematics and Statistics)

Highly Commended
Stephen Wilson (Physics and Astronomy)

Inclusivity and Diversity in Education

Highly Commended
Deborah Beck (Faculty of Science)

Student Highly Commended
Sylvana West (Psychology)

Building Communities in Education

Staff Winner
Dr Rhiânan Ellis and Dr Alicia Forsberg (Psychology)

Highly Commended
Deborah Beck ((Faculty of Science))

Leadership in Education

Staff Winner
Dr Asha Akram (Psychology)

Highly Commended
Dr Jennifer Burnham (Chemistry)
Dr Tom Anderson (Chemistry)

Doctoral Supervision

Highly Commended
Professor Robertus von Fay-Siebenburgen (SoMaS)

Student Academic Representation (students)

Sylvana West (Psychology)

Academic Tutoring (staff)

Dr Penelope Watt (School of Biosciences)

Highly Commended
Dr Emma Hughes (School of Biosciences)

Student-staff Partnership and Co-production in Education

Highly Commended
Professor Caitlin Buck, Lewis Bulled (student), James Christian (student), Margo Sulek (student) (SoMaS)

Peer Teaching and Mentoring

Staff Winner
Dr Bianca Sala (Physics and Astronomy)

Education for Sustainable Development

Highly Commended
Professor Anthony Ryan, Professor Jane Grasby, Dr David Williams, Dr Lance Twyman, Professor Jim Thomas, Dr Robert Dawson, Dr Ahmed Iraqi, Dr Marco Conte (Chemistry)

Digital Innovation in Education

Staff Winner
Dr Alex Best (SoMaS)

The full list of nominations from the Faculty is available here.

The full list of winners and highly commended awards are available here.

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