International teaching and learning award for Professor Wyn Morgan

Wyn Morgan

Professor Wyn Morgan, our Vice-President for Education, has been honoured with an award for outstanding contribution to teaching and learning.

The prestigious award from the Agricultural Economics Society (AES) was presented at the AES official dinner yesterday (Tuesday 25 April) in Dublin. The dinner forms part of the AES annual conference, at which society members from across the world come together to discuss ground-breaking research and crucial current affairs.

Wyn said: “I am deeply honoured to receive this award. Thank you to the Agricultural Economics Society and to my colleagues at Bournemouth and Nottingham for nominating me. And thank you to everyone I work with – it’s your team work and dedication that makes any of these achievements possible.”

Wyn was nominated for this award by colleagues at the Universities of Bournemouth and Nottingham who have high praise for his progressive teaching and learning and his pioneering contribution to e-learning. The nomination also refers to the research-led nature of Wyn’s teaching; he is an established scholar in the agricultural economics profession with over 80 academic works to his name including a leading textbook of microeconomics that is the preferred undergraduate text in economics departments across the world.

During his first year in post here in Sheffield, Wyn led the development of our new Learning and Teaching Strategy to shape the next five years of provision at the University, which involved consultation with over 600 staff and students. This strategy has recently been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017.

I am deeply honoured to receive this award...thank you to everyone I work with – it’s your team work and dedication that makes any of these achievements possible.

professor wyn morgan

Wyn regularly holds learning and teaching forums for colleagues to discuss current learning and teaching priorities, tackle problems and explore potential future developments. He has also recently begun to hold open door sessions for staff, and also convenes director of learning and teaching forums as well as leading Ask Your University sessions in collaboration with the Students' Union.

The current work on digital innovations and developments here at Sheffield demonstrates Wyn’s passion for how we might use technologies to enhance learning, spaces for learning and ways in which students learn.

In September Wyn, along with colleague Louise Woodcock, will be representing Sheffield at the European University Association Forum, contributing to a research and teaching thematic peer group. We are one of only two UK universities to be successful in securing a place and this is testament to Wyn’s focus on research-led teaching.

About the Agricultural Economics Society

With over 300 members across 65 countries, the AES is an internationally renowned association of agricultural economists. Its work promotes the study and teaching of agricultural economics along with related disciplines, such as food marketing, environmental studies and statistics. Combining expertise from around the world, the society applies crucial research to advance the food and environmental industries.