Posted on 24 June 2015
The YUSU Excellence in Teaching and Supervision Awards took place in June with Chemistry staff and students enjoying success once again. The Awards are led by students in partnership with the University, meaning students play a key role in both nominating candidates and choosing winners. Chemistry dominated the Demonstrator of the Year category with Sindhu Suravaram winning for the second consecutive year. Jessica Milani and Adam Pinder were both Highly Commended. Professor Ian Fairlamb was also Highly Commended in the Research Supervisor of the Year Category. The nominees all received really positive feedback from students:
Demonstrator of the Year: Winner - Sindhu Suravaram
"She took the time to make sure I fully understand every step of the reaction, making sure I fully understood... and I felt so much better about the practical."
Highly Commended - Jessica Milani
"She will never correct our techniques without giving a convincing explanation as to why the corrected technique is safer, more accurate or simply easier."
Highly Commended - Adam Pinder
"For being a knowledgeable and approachable demonstrator, who never makes students feel inadequate... and always provides constructive advice and guidance."
Research Supervisor of the Year: Highly Commended - Ian Fairlamb
"He is a constant source of inspiration and research ideas, and this keeps us excited and motivated about our research projects and chemistry in general."
This month also saw our annual CODY awards take place in the Department. The Chemistry Outstanding Demonstrator of the Year awards celebrate the invaluable contribution that all our postgraduate demonstrators make to the successful running of our undergraduate practical courses.
Feedback was gathered from students and staff, with an overwhelming number of positive comments being received for many of our demonstrators and the difference that they have made to the learning experience of undergraduate students. This year, the winning students were Lyndsay Ledingham, Helen Robinson, Lucy Milner, Ryan Gorman, Jessica Milani and Tom Ronson.
Dr Richard Douthwaite, Lucy Milner, Ryan Gorman, Jessica Milani, Tom Ronson, Lyndsay Ledingham
Adam Pinder, Jessica Milani, Professor Ian Fairlamb