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University Vice-Chancellor recognises excellence in learning and teaching

Published: Mon 12 May 2014

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford has presented five awards to recognise colleagues who have demonstrated excellence in learning and teaching at the University

The five winners, whose nominations were supported by students, were recognised for their excellence in three areas; excellence in practice, raising the profile of excellence, and developing excellence in self and others.

Winners                                                                                                                                                            

Human Remains Teaching Team for showing the strong connection between research and teaching,  and maximising wider impact through developing and producing a digital bone library that offers a global resource for chronic disease identification.

STEM at Bradford Team for successfully engaging with university staff, students, schools, STEM stakeholders and businesses to develop high quality curricula and strengthen employer engagement.  They were also recognised for their engagement with externally funded projects as part of the National STEM agenda and for being the regional lead for the North East.

MPharm Curriculum Team for demonstrating commitment to creating innovative and transformative approaches in learning and teaching.  Influencing the University's curriculum framework and employability strategy and providing an exemplar of curriculum transformation. They played a pioneering role within the Pharmacy discipline by influencing the Professional Regulatory Statutory Body to endorse the team based learning approach.

Developing Academic Good Practice Team for their plagiarism awareness programme. They demonstrated a significant and powerful impact, leading to the reduction in instances of plagiarism at the University.  They also promoted interest from across the sector, through scholarships which have led to presentations at local and national conference and in published journal articles.

Michael Allhouse for offering support and social learning, and putting students at the centre of learning.  Michael, who works in the students’ union, has engaged students in the life of the institution, pioneering a largely student led form of engagement and developing peer learning communities.

University of Bradford Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Cantor, said: “Here at Bradford, we pride ourselves on our high standard of teaching excellence within the University. There awards recognise those teams or individuals who have gone the extra mile to provide a first-class learning experience for our students.”

The awards will be celebrated at the University’s annual Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference in July and formally presented at the summer award ceremonies.

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