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Dr David Read wins RSC Higher Education Teaching Award

Published: 6 May 2010
Dr Read in the lab

The School of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Dr David Read, School Teacher Fellow, has been awarded the 2010 Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Teaching Award.

The award, presented for David's 'commitment and leadership in innovation at the schools-university interface', is run annually to recognise individuals who demonstrate outstanding teaching skills and excel in the development of innovative materials and methods for use in higher education.

As well as championing  the use of engaging techniques to deliver the undergraduate curriculum to current Chemistry students, including the use of electronic voting systems,  games and interactive quizzes, David coordinates extensive outreach programmes, building links with schools across the South, to encourage pupils to enjoy and develop an interest in Chemistry from a young age.

John Evans, Head of the School of Chemistry, says of the award: 'The combination of David's experience as a secondary school teacher, his great feeling for the educational needs of university students, and his infectious enthusiasm, make him a worthy winner of this national award.'

The award will formally be presented to David at the RSC Awards Presentation in November.

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