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Senior Fellow HEA Award

Posted on 7 March 2019

Dr Glenn Hurst has become a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

The award of Senior Fellowship recognises educators working in Higher Education who can demonstrate ‘successful coordination, support, supervision, management and/or mentoring of others in relation to teaching and learning’.

Assessors commented that Glenn was particularly strong in this leadership and influence criterion especially given he has not been teaching in higher education for a long period of time, noting that he has had a significant positive impact upon the teaching of colleagues. To help achieve this award, Glenn completed the York Professional and Academic Development scheme.

Dr Glenn Hurst conducts research across all levels of green chemistry education through the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence.  He has specific interest in using social media and game-based learning strategies to transform the student learning experience. He regularly publishes in the chemistry education and higher education scholarly literature and is chair of the Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Group.

Glenn was shortlisted by Times Higher Education in the ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ category in 2018 and was recognised by Jisc as one of the top ten social media superstars in higher education. Locally, Glenn is Chair of the Natural Sciences Teaching Committee and of the University Learning and Teaching Forum.

 Assessors of his Senior Fellowship application highlighted the evidence-based approaches Glenn uses when coordinating teaching interventions together with his published contributions to the pedagogic literature. Glenn’s application was recognised as a ‘model submission’ and Glenn has agreed for colleagues to be able to use it as a training resource.

The Department of Chemistry is committed to delivering high quality, innovative teaching, as reflected in its exceptional scores in the National Student Survey and the high rankings of the Department in university league tables.

Find out more about Dr Glenn Hurst