Teaching Excellence

15th July 2021

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Congratulations to Wadham Lecturer Dr Rachel Tanner who receives a 2021 Teaching Excellence Award.

  • Rachel Tanner

    Rachel Tanner

Celebrating the high quality of teaching in the Social Sciences Division at the University of Oxford the award recognises Rachel’s outstanding contribution to teaching and learning within the Institute of Human Sciences and the Division.

In making the award the Division commented: “The Committee was very impressed to note your excellent work as acting Director of Studies at Wadham College, developing innovative and engaging pedagogical approaches to teaching the Human Sciences curriculum as well as offering excellent pastoral support to students. This was particularly impressive given your ongoing work with the Oxford team developing the Covid-19 vaccine.”

Dame Professor Sarah Whatmore, Head of the Division said of the achievement: “This year has been like no other, and I am delighted to be able to celebrate the work undertaken by colleagues at all career stages to ensure our students received the best academic experience possible given the circumstances. Many congratulations to all who have received awards.”

Wadham Fellow and Tutor in Human Sciences Emma Cohen added: “I’m absolutely thrilled that Rachel has been given this award praising her continued teaching excellence even as she contributed to the intense team effort that produced the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.”