Welcome to the Teaching Awards 2024!

These awards are to celebrate the outstanding teaching and support staff in Exeter and Cornwall.  This year we received an incredible 628 nominations for members of staff who have gone above and beyond to make sure you are getting an exceptional student experience. We’ll be announcing the winners at the awards ceremony on 13 June!  

Winners from last years teaching awards

‍Fairer Society

This award recognises a member of staff who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to social justice. The winner will be leading the way towards creating a fair and inclusive society by embedding a culture of respect and equity in their teaching and research.


  • Adrian Bailey
  • Amelia Morris
  • Gemma Sharp
Winner: Amelia Morris 

Greener World Award

This award recognises a member of staff who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to sustainability. The winner will be encouraging meaningful action towards sustainable development and embedding understanding of the impact of the climate emergency and ecological crisis throughout their teaching and research.


  • Katherine Ashbullby
  • Nick Kirsop-Taylor
  • Luke McGuire
Winner: Katherine Ashbullby 

Healthier Community Award

This award recognises a member of staff who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to student wellbeing. The winner will have given extra effort to support you, your studies, and your welfare by ensuring they understand the different challenges you and your fellow students face.


  • Amy Binner
  • Orly Razgour
  • Tatiana Romero
Winner: Amy Binner

Accessible Education Award

This award recognises a member of staff who continuously works hard to ensure that the curriculum and their teaching is inclusive and accessible for all students. Examples could include any of the following: a range of resources being used; providing information in a range of formats; inclusive teaching practices and using accessible language; including equality and diversity teaching in the curriculum.


  • Pascale Aebischer
  • Alan Brown
  • Victoria Sparey
Winner: Victoria Sparey

Inspirational Teaching

This award recognises a member of staff whose course content and delivery inspires students to actively engage in their learning through creative methods which make their teaching innovative and different. Examples could include any of the following: using their own research to develop course content; use of unique resources; using creative methods of assessment and monitoring to support student progress.


  • Sophia Buchanan Barlow
  • Stuart Fox
  • Lizzie Hobson
  • Emily Kreider
  • Eliott Rooke
  • Michael Schrader
  • Clare Thorn
  • Richard Winsley
  • Sun Yang
Winner: Eliott Rooke (ESE), Stuart Fox (HASS), Richard Winsley (HLS)

Supervisor of the Year

The Dissertation, Project or Thesis supervisor who has provided great inspiration, support and guidance to students undertaking academic research at any level. The winner will be an expert in their field who is attentive to detail, generous with time, and prompt with feedback. They will provide assistance with planning, process, and research, and are capable of using their own experiences as a researcher to support and encourage their students.


  • Stephen Green
  • Climent Quintana-Domeque
  • Luke Pilling
  • Jane Smith
  • Luke Surl
  • Salah Troudi
Winner: Luke Surl (UG), Climent Quintana-Domeque (PG)

Educator of the Year

A staff member who offers a tailored approach to teaching, assessment and feedback. The winner will actively engage their students during lectures and seminars by teaching in an interesting and effective way. They will be a passionate orator who is sensitive to students’ needs, and will provide clear, constructive and easy-to-understand individual feedback on assessments with the opportunity to follow up afterwards.


  • Rebecca Baker
  • Greg Blanchfield
  • Roger Chavarria Díaz
  • Chris Grosvenor
  • Fraser Milton
  • Jim Kelly
  • Stella Kozmér
  • TJ McKinley
  • Erik Postma
  • Billy Thornton
Winner: Rebecca Baker (Exeter), Erik Postma (Cornwall)
Stella Kozmér (Postgraduate Teaching Associate)

Course of the Year

A degree programme or individual module whose staff work collectively to provide an outstanding student experience for those studying it, including effective use of student feedback to improve the teaching of the programme itself. They may engage students in curriculum design and teaching, put on additional activities and opportunities for skills development, and encourage students to take ownership of their learning experience.


  • BSc Biological and Medicinal Chemistry (Mark Wood)
  • MTH3028 Statistical Inference (Chris Ferro)
  • BEP3090 Business Field Trip (Edvard Glucksman)
Winner: BSc Biological and Medicinal Chemistry

Student Partnership Champion

A member of University staff who is approachable and personable, and is always willing to promote co-creation and student involvement in education. The winner will help promote students’ voices and encourage student engagement with curriculum design and delivery and empower students to engage in additional opportunities.


  • Zeliang Wang
  • Pablo Loren-Aguilar
  • Halime Tosun
Winner: Pablo Loren-Aguilar

Academic Excellence Award

A member of staff who excels in all areas with a student-centred approach to teaching and/or supervision. They should have made a positive impact on your overall academic experience, engaging students in their learning or research and encouraging a passion for the subject, whilst also demonstrating their own passion and depth of knowledge.


  • Michael Bunney
  • Susan Kinsey
  • Jennifer Lay
  • Constantine Manolchev
  • Musarrat Maisha Reza
  • Geoff Nash
  • Sian Robinson
Winner: Musarrat Maisha Reza (Exeter), Michael Bunney (Cornwall)
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