2008

Congratulations to all Vice-Chancellor’s Awards winners of 2008 and the highly commended staff!

Vice-Chancellor's Award Winner 2008, SBU of the year - School of Education

Strategic Business Unit of the Year

Winner in 2008: School of Education

Highly commended: The School of Computer Science and the Science and Technology Research Institute (STRI)

About the award: This award is given to the SBU who has shown outstanding business performance and attainment in respect of the University's strategic plan.


Martin Bowman, Tutor of the Year

Tutor of the Year

Winner in 2008: Martin Bowman – Senior Lecturer in Digital Animation, School of Film and New Media

Highly commended: Sue Carr, Mandy Phillips and Timothy Stafford

About the award: This award is given to a member of staff who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to and achievement in, excellence in inspirational teaching

Nominations in this category are submitted by our students.


VC Award Winner 2008 for enjoyment in work and respect for others - Frances Elliott

Enjoyment in work and respect for others

Winner in 2008: Frances Elliott – Alumni Events Co-ordinator, Marketing and Communications

Highly commended: Sally Boyle, Alison Coles and Les Hodge

About the award: This award is given to the person or team who has shown a consistent passion for their work and made a marked contribution to the well-being of other members of the University Community.


VC Award Winner 2008 for providing an outstanding service - Babatunde (Eddie) Adewinmbe

Providing an outstanding service

Winner in 2008: Babatunde (Eddie) Adewinmbe – Car Parking Officer, de Havilland Campus

Highly commended: Debora Oliveiria and The Housing Team

About the award: This award is given to the person or team who provides the kind of service that makes it a real pleasure to work or visit the University.


VC Award Winner 2008 for Enhancing the quality of the student experience and the success of our graduates - Dr Mark Hughes

Enhancing the quality of the student experience and the success of our graduates

Winner in 2008: Dr Mark Hughes – Lecturer in Astronomy, School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics

Highly commended: Xiaoqing Li and the Study and Communication Skills Team

About the award: This award is given to the person or team who is inspirational and innovative in the way they put students first. They may have achieved outstanding success in:

  • fostering employability
  • improving pedagogy or the curricula
  • embedding sustainability
  • engendering multi-cultural understanding
  • contributing to the student experience in some other notable way

VC Award Winner 2008 for employability engagement with business and the professions - Lyn Trodd

Employability engagement with business and the professions

Winner in 2008: Lyn Trodd – Principal Lecturer, School of Education

About the award: This award is given to the person or team who has engaged creatively or innovatively with business or the professions through one or more of the following:

  • delivering accessible work-based education to employees
  • proactively engaging with employees to develop higher level skills
  • working with employers and partner institutions to meet the skills needs of regional businesses and professions
  • supporting lifelong learning among graduates and clients of the University

Engagement with the Community

Winner in 2008: Naomi Marsh – Volunteer Co-ordinator, Students' Union

Highly commended: Aim Higher Initiative, Ross Renton

About the award: This award is given to the person or team who is sustaining significant engagement with the community through one or more of the following:

  • raising educational aspirations
  • promoting positive community relations
  • extending community activities in volunteering, sports and the art

VC Award Winner 2008 for engagement with international and business partners - Felix Qin Zhu

Engagement with international and business partners

Winner in 2008: Felix Qin Zhu – Principal Lecturer, School of Electronic Communication and Electrical Engineering

Highly commended: Andree Sheehan-Evett

About the award: This award is given to the person or team who has engaged with international and European partners through one or more of the following:

  • creating international partnerships to deliver new courses
  • collaborative research
  • knowledge exchange and research projects
  • business diagnostics
  • consultancy and solutions