Thank you to everyone who came along to the sixth annual awards ceremony of CUSU’s Student-Led Teaching Awards.
This was now the third year that I have been involved in judging and presenting for the Student-Led Teaching Awards. This year, as in the years before, reading through student nominations was an encouraging, inspiring and enlightening experience. It demonstrates both the number of staff who go above and beyond in what they do for students and the extent of gratitude from students for the teaching, help, and support they receive.
At times, they were also intensely frustrating for the panel to read. Too often, the staff who students credited with allowing them to succeed, to be healthy or even to stay in education, had clearly committed unpaid work to this endeavor. The effort evidenced which they put into supporting students was done in their own time and beyond their stated responsibilities. In our celebration of those who go above and beyond, we cannot forget that the work staff do is often absolutely necessary for the success of students and the goals of Cambridge University. We have found in these nominations that the University depends heavily on the enormous goodwill shown by staff, and could not function without it.
A word on how winners were selected: judging was carried out by two panels consisting entirely of students, many of whom are faculty reps or hold elected roles. The awards were judged blind, and nominees were placed into the categories which best reflected the most impressive elements of their nomination(s).
And the winners are...
Winner - Tyler Denmead | Faculty of Education, Queens’ College
Commended - Nicholas Guyatt | Faculty of History, Trinity Hall
Supporting students (Academic):
Winner - Caroline Lanskey | Institute of Criminology, Clare Hall
Commended - Michele Gemelos | Faculty of English, St. Edmund’s College
Stephen Eglen | Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics, Magdalene College
Victoria Harvey | Academic Division, Lucy Cavendish College
Supporting students (Non-academic):
Winner - Nick McBride | Faculty of Law, Pembroke College
Commended - Angie Tavernor | Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Fitzwilliam College
David Lucas | Emmanuel College
Winner - Maurice Chiodo | Department of Pure Maths and Mathematical Statistics, King’s College
Commended - Josh Platsky Miller | Centre of Development Studies, St. John’s College
Rosalind Love | Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, Christ’s College, Robinson College
Winner - Jasmine Cooper | Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Newnham College
Commended - Arathi Sriprakash | Faculty of Education
Hannah Ware | Faculty of Education, Homerton College
Winner - Zoe Jaques | Faculty of Education, Homerton College
Commended - Hilary Cremin | Faculty of Education, Fitzwilliam College
Maha Abdelrahman | Centre of Development Studies, Department of Politics and International Studies, Darwin College
UG supervisor (science and tech):
Winner - Elisa Galliano | Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Commended - Andrej Ivaskovic | Department of Computer Science and Technology, Trinity College
UG supervisor (arts humanities and social sciences):
Winner - Laura Moretti | Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Emmanuel College
Commended - Ian Burrows | Faculty of English, Clare College
Isabelle McNeill | Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Trinity Hall
Winner - Paul Dominiak | Faculty of Divinity, Jesus College
Commended - Peter McMurray | Faculty of Music, Queens’ College
David Clifford - Faculty of English, Homerton College
Thank you to the following Colleges for their kind donations to help support the Student-Led Teaching Awards.
CUSU would also like to thank RockBox, for sponsoring the 2019 event.
(Photos from the event are posted on our facebook page)