It's great to recognise the contribution staff bring to the work of the University. I'm delighted that so many technical staff were nominated for awards at the University Teaching Awards and the Student Union Education Awards this year.
Particular congratulations to Neil Price, Technical Supervisor in Engineering and Design Technical Services for winning the category of Support Staff Member of the Year! Neil was commended for the effort he has put into transforming the student experience in the Architecture and Civil Engineering Labs over the past year. However, I'd also like to highlight other technical staff who were nominated as they all deserve recognition!
Support Staff Member of the Year nominees
This award recognises the brilliant work support staff do supporting students at the University, directly or indirectly. Nominations are taken from staff and students, and it's fantastic to see technical staff making up a third of those nominated.
David Chapman - Engineering and Design Technical Services
Martin Fullick - Engineering and Design Technical Services
Pippa Heath - Department for Health
Neil Price - Engineering and Design Technical Services *Winner*
Andreas Wallbaum - Department for Health
Nominations for Best Team in Support of Student Learning
This award recognises exceptional and/or innovative team work and collaboration in the delivery of learning and teaching. Nominees are those who have made an exceptional contribution to the student experience in learning and teaching. Again, technical teams punched above their weight in terms of the proportion of nominations and goes to show the importance of technicians in delivering teaching and learning.
Miles Chambers, Steve Handley, Owen Rutter - Engineering & Design Technical Services, Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Pippa Heath, Dr Mark Thomas, Andreas Wallbaum - Department for Health
Well done to everyone!