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Shortlist for Times Higher Education teaching award announced

11 Sep 2020 | Advance HE The award for Most Innovative Teacher of the Year is sponsored by Advance HE and the eight-person shortlist was announced today

Advance HE is delighted to congratulate the academics shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Award 2020 for Most Innovative Teacher of the Year. The following staff have been shortlisted for the award:

Georgina Blakeley, University of Huddersfield,

Shonagh Douglas, Aberdeen Business School

Judith Francois, Kingston University

Tina Joshi, University of Plymouth

Kate Lister, Leeds Trinity University

Aimée Little, University of York

Hugh McFaul, The Open University Law School

David Martin, University of Dundee

The award for Most Innovative Teacher of the Year is sponsored by Advance HE and seeks to recognise teaching staff who have shown exceptional creativity and originality in their teaching practices. This award is particularly meaningful in the current climate where teaching staff are constantly having to update their practices in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

The Times Higher Education Awards are well-known in the sector as ‘the Oscars of higher education’ and this year more than 80 institutions have made the shortlists across 20 categories, which celebrate the full range of university activity.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s winners will be announced during a free virtual event on 26 November.

John Gill, THE editor, said: “While the awards will differ from previous years, because we will not be able to gather to celebrate in person, the purpose remains the same: to highlight and champion the very best of the talent and creativity that shines out from our universities.

“In 2020 more than ever, it is vital to recognise and shout about those achievements – and we have been gratified by the huge number of entries at a time when university staff had so many demands on their time. The shortlists are packed with the qualities that will carry UK higher education through this tumultuous period and on to even greater success.”

Read more and see the shortlists for every award category here.


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