Over 100 nominations were received by the Excellence in Teaching and Citizenship Committee at the University of Oxford Engineering Department. The Awards were presented to the academics and teaching staff at a virtual Faculty ‘Away-Day’ in July
Fellow and Tutor in Electrical Engineering, Professor Shamonina commented: “I am delighted, overwhelmed and grateful for this recognition; particularly that our students found time and energy in these difficult times to nominate and to vote for their teachers. Amazing, inspiring and very motivating!”
Committee Chair and Associate Head of Department (Teaching), Professor Stephen Payne, added: "It was very pleasing to see that the enthusiasm generated by these awards last year, when they were made for the first time, was maintained this year, even in the middle of the lockdown. We had well over 100 nominations from students again and a number from academic members of staff who nominated their colleagues”.
The Teaching Awards reflect the Department’s commitment to continuous improvement and excellence in our teaching. Professor Payne adds, “The nominations showed that there is a very broad and high level of teaching within the department and it's a real pleasure to recognise those colleagues who go above and beyond the call of duty”.
The Awards were given in three categories: Gold, for outstanding contributions and teaching quality; Silver, for outstanding contributions or teaching quality; and Bronze, for excellent contributions or teaching quality.