The winners of Queen Mary’s new scheme of annual Education Excellence Awards and President and Principal’s Prizes were announced at a ceremony on 20 February 2019
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The awards, which coincide with the Teaching and Learning Conference, underline the importance of education at Queen Mary, alongside research and public engagement. They complement the existing Education Awards, which are organised by the Students’ Union and nominated on and voted for by students.
The new scheme aims to improve the quality of education and embed a culture of excellence at Queen Mary through the recognition and celebration of teaching excellence, encouraging student engagement through co-creation, supporting excellent student learning outcomes and providing an excellent student environment.
Awards were given for individuals and teams for excellence in education with prizes of £1,000 each for individual awards and £5,000 for team awards to be used for professional developmental support for the benefit of the individual(s) and the University.
From the award winners identified by the Faculties, Professor Maralyn Druce from the Centre for Endocrinology at the William Harvey Research Institute, was awarded the President and Principal’s Excellence Prize in recognition for Excellence in Endocrinology Education. Winners received a reward of £3,000, to be used for towards professional development activity.
Professor Colin Bailey, President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London, said: “These awards celebrate the diversity of ideas and practices from across our faculties which helps to improve the experience of Queen Mary students. I have been impressed by the quality of nominations and I’m proud to recognise and support the exceptional contributions of our staff to enable excellence and innovation in teaching and learning at Queen Mary.”
Professor Stephanie Marshall, Vice Principal (Education), added: “We were delighted by the enthusiasm and interest that our colleagues have shown towards the awards. The applications were thoughtful and gave us a tough task in shortlisting the candidates. The applications clearly showed us how committed our staff are to delivering our vision of an outstanding, inclusive world-class education at Queen Mary. I would like to personally congratulate everyone who took part and we are excited to take this forward next year.”