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History Tutors win Teaching Awards

Posted on 8 June 2011

Two of the department's researchers receive university teaching awards for supporting their students learning.

Congratulations to our colleagues Dr Barbara Gribling and Dr Pragya Vohra who have been awarded Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards this year. The scheme recognises and rewards colleagues (academics, learning support staff, teaching "teams" and postgraduates/postdocs who teach) who demonstrate excellence in teaching and/or learning support at York.  12 awards were made overall, from a strong field of 22 applications. The awards will be presented at this summer's graduation ceremonies.

The panel, chaired by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Trevor Sheldon, commended Barbara, who recently completed her PhD on the reinvention of Edward the Black Prince in Georgian and Victorian England, "for her innovative uses of role play and different media to engage students; her commitment to providing constructive and effective feedback for students; her contribution to postgraduate training programmes within the Department; and her active commitment to her own ongoing professional development."

Pragya, who recently completed her PhD on kinship ties in the Viking diaspora, was commended "for her imaginative and well-organised approach to teaching, including extensive and well-directed use of the VLE; her ability to interest and enthuse students; her commitment to providing useful feedback on written work; and her support for students with learning difficulties."