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Professor George Attard awarded for 'Innovative Teaching'

Published: 20 May 2015
ETAs 2015

Professor George Attard from Chemistry was winner for 'Innovative Teaching’ at the recent University of Southampton Students’ Union Excellence in Teaching Awards 2015.

The Excellence in Teaching Awards give students the opportunity to highlight, recognise, and celebrate their favourite lecturers. In total students nominated 200 unique lecturers nominated through the SUSU website for academic staff within five categories: Outstanding Lecturer, Teaching and Learning Lifetime Achievement, Innovative Teaching, Best Feedback Provision and Contribution to Academic Support.

Presented by Iain Tinkler, undergraduate student and Chemistry Academic President
Award winner Professor Attard

The award recognises Professor Attard's commitment to developing 'new ways of delivering teaching, learning and assessment’ for his students. His implementation of 'diverse and engaging learning activities' and his ability to 'listen to feedback, and actively communicate back to students about the changes he makes' were also praised when nominated.

Excellence in Teaching Awards 2015

On receiving the award Professor Attard said ‘I was surprised, but very happy, to find that I'd been nominated for this award. I was almost dumbstruck when I found out that I'd won! I would like to say a big thank you to all those who had anything to do with the nomination! I feel very honoured that the changes in teaching that I introduced in my modules have been so well received. I am also humbled by how our students have risen to the challenges that these modules presented'.

A full list of Course, Faculty & University nominees can be found here.

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