Posted on 27 June 2022
We are delighted to announce that Victoria Noble (Dept. Language and Linguistic Science) has won the YUSU Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year in this year’s YUSU Excellence Awards 2022.
Victoria is currently a GTA on the UG Introduction to Semantics module, and a PhD student with a research focus on the semantics/syntax interface of countability. Specifically, she is looking at the Arabic and Welsh singulative counting systems with respect to the mass/count distinction and plurality.
This recognition follows the runner up and highly commended for ‘Teacher of the Year' award won by Prof Tamar Keren-Portnoy in this year’s YUSU Excellence Awards 2022 and the previous ‘Teacher of the Year’ award won by Dr George Bailey at last year’s YUSU Excellence Awards 2021. This series of teaching awards is a recognition of the outstanding quality of teaching in our department.
The YUSU awards give students the opportunity to show their appreciation of staff across the University, and thank them for their hard work. It is a student-led celebration and one which allows students to recognise those who have had a particularly positive impact on them over the past academic year, whether they are academic or non-academic staff members.
It’s really humbling to have been nominated for this by those who matter - the students! To win is the icing on the cake. After a couple of hard years due to the pandemic, this is just amazing and awesome. I don’t think that I would be able to teach well if I didn’t have such motivated and talented students … so, thank you all for your hard work! - Victoria Noble, Department of Language and Linguistic Science
To read the official announcement on Twitter: YUSU GTA of the Year 2022