Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards 2014

Congratulations to colleagues 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.

The panel, chaired by John Robinson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Information, was looking for three key qualities:

  • Evidence of sustained excellence across a range of teaching/support activities and over a reasonable period of time;
  • A creative approach to teaching and/or learning support, focused on student learning needs;
  • Evidence that nominees go above and beyond the standard remit of their teaching or learning support role, making an impact on colleagues as well as students.

11 awards were made from a field of 27 applications, and will be presented at this summer's graduation ceremonies.

  • Mr Matt Cornock, Web and VLE Co-ordinator, Social Policy and Social Work
  • Dr Paul Genever, Reader, Department of Biology
  • Dr Zoe Handley, Lecturer, Department of Education
  • Miss Kate Horner, PGWT, Department of Chemistry
  • Dr Nick Jones, Teaching Fellow, Department of Philosophy
  • Miss Alison Leonard, PGWT, Department of Archaeology
  • Professor John Schofield, Head of Department, Department of Archaeology
  • Dr Jacco Thijssen, Reader, Department of Economics and Related Studies
  • Dr Gavin Thomas, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology
  • Dr Nick Wood, Teaching Fellow, Department of Chemistry
  • Dr Stephanie Wynne-Jones, Lecturer, Department of Archaeology