Student Led Teaching Award Nominations

April 22, 2014 | DUSA The Union


In 2011 DUSA introduced the Student Led Teaching Awards to Dundee University. These awards celebrate the teaching staff within the University allowing students the opportunity to highlight not only the great work the staff do, but recognise those that go above and beyond the call of duty. It is my pleasure to say that this year we received over 300 nominations, surpassing the number of nominations received last year.

I can honestly say the panel faced some difficult decisions, the quality of nominations received certainly added to this as only three nominees could be shortlisted for each award! A new initiative that has been introduced this year was for each nominator to receive a small token of recognition in the form of a customised mug. So even if they haven’t been shortlisted your lecturer will still know that someone (or people) have taken the time to nominate them!

So without rambling on any further here are this year’s nominees.

Best Advisor or Personal Tutor

Stuart Cross – School of Law

Jean McEwan-Short – School of Education, Social Work and Community Education

Paul Smith – School of Nursing and Midwifery


Best Teacher for Assessment and Feedback

Matthew Graham – School of Humanities

Alistair Nicolson – School of Nursing and Midwifery

Marion Spöring – School of Humanities


Most Innovative Teaching

Daniel Cook – School of Humanities

Liz Lakin – School of Education, Social Work and Community Education

Sarah Morgan – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design


Most Inspirational Teaching from Graduate Tutors

Sayantan Ghosh Dastidar – School of Business

Martin Laidlaw – School of Humanities

Blair Smith – School of Humanities


Most Inspirational Teaching of Postgraduates

Rami Abboud – School of Medicine

Susie Schofield – Centre for Medical Education

Janeth Warden-Fernandez – The Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management


Most Inspirational Teaching of Undergraduates

Ali El Wahed – School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics

Edwin Janssen – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Alyson Leslie – School of Education, Social Work and Community Education


That is all you’re getting from me now, except to say that it sure to be a wonderful evening and we will let you know who the winners are after the 24th May when the event is held.