Congratulations to doctoral reps who won awards in this year's joint University of Bath/ the SU Bath Education Awards, held on Friday 7th May. The awards were presented by Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching, Professor Peter Lambert and our own Fritz Ho, SU Postgraduate Officer.
Doctoral Academic Rep of the Year
Doctoral Academic Rep of the Year is awarded to the highest standards of representation for doctoral peers in their department. This year's winner Fadoua Govaerts, from the Department of Education was described by Fritz as working "tirelessly to ensure their peers concerns are heard, pinning down sources of conference and academic funding and lobbying for better student spaces. Their peers thank them for their can-do attitude and ever-helpful insights."
Postgraduate Who Teaches of the Year
Postgraduate Who Teaches of the Year is awarded to a doctoral student who demonstrates exceptional teaching work in their role as a PGWT (postgraduate who teaches) also known as Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). This year's award went to Naomi Heffer from the Department of Psychology. Naomi was described as "someone who has gone out of their way to support students, and this is mentioned multiple times throughout their nominations. When learning moved online, they adapted effectively and quickly making the change as easy as possible for their students. Their teaching is always engaging and innovative and inspires those around them."
Outstanding Contribution to Peer Support (Staff Award)
Claire Tanner from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry was also nominated for the Outstanding Contribution to Peer Support (Staff Award).
This award is for a staff member who organises and supports Peer Support within the University and provides support for volunteers in such a scheme. This could be any staff member who supports Peer Mentoring, Peer Assisted Learning or peer-led Skills Training.
You can see the full list of Education Awards winners here.