A record-breaking number of nominations for staff from across the School of Medicine have been registered for the University of Dundee Students' Association (DUSA) 2017 Student Led Teaching Awards.
Nominations for staff in the School were across five categories — Best Postgraduate Supervisor, Best Adviser or Personal Tutor, Most Inspirational Teaching, Outstanding Commitment To Student Welfare, and Outstanding Enhancement of the Student Experience (Non-Teaching).
Kevin Burns, Deputy President of DUSA, said, “The STLAs are the student body’s way of thanking the extraordinary people at this University who make such a massive impact on us through their work, and to recognise their excellence and devotion to their students.”
Following a rigorous shortlisting process by an eight-member panel of students, staff and DUSA Executive, winners were selected from the 194 nominations received from students across the University. Of these nominations, 39 were for School of Medicine staff, and the overall winners will be announced at a black-tie event on May 25 at DUSA.
Professor Rami Abboud, Associate Dean for Learning & Teaching, who was nominated in the Best Postgraduate Supervisor and Outstanding Commitment to Student Welfare categories, said, “I would like to congratulate all staff who have been nominated for these important awards and also to thank whoever took the time and effort to nominate them, especially me and my colleagues in the School of Medicine. In my opinion just being nominated is as good as winning! I am obviously delighted and humbled to be nominated for two categories and feel that my nominations are a nomination for my efficient team at the TORT Centre. I am indebted to their hard work, dedication and ongoing support.”
Full details of staff nominated are detailed below with those that made it to the final round underlined:
Best Postgraduate Supervisor
Best Adviser or Personal Tutor
Most Inspirational Teaching
Outstanding Commitment to Student Welfare
Outstanding Enhancement of the Student Experience (Non-Teaching)