New Appointment: Teaching Fellow in Moral and Political Philosophy: Dr Adina Covaci
We are delighted to announce the appointment, from 1 September 2020, of Dr Adina Covaci as a Teaching Fellow, specialising in moral and political Philosophy. Adina, who studied for her PhD at the University of Leeds, has previously taught at the University of Bristol. Adina will develop her research interests during her Fellowship, which include moral deference and topics in applied ethics, and will undertake teaching in both moral and political philosophy.
IAS Early Career Teaching Fellowship: Success for Lorenzo Serini
Lorenzo Serini, currently studying for his PhD in Philosophy with the Department, has been awarded an IATL/IAS Early Career Teaching Fellowship, from October 2020 to July 2021. During the Fellowship, Lorenzo will develop both his teaching and research profile, and will contribute to teaching in the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL). Lorenzo will also organise and deliver an interdisciplinary event on the Emotions, bringing together students and speakers from multiple Departments, and will prepare a number of publications and postdoctoral applications. Congratulations, Lorenzo!
Warwick Outstanding Student Contribution Awards (OSCAs) 2020: Congratulations to Vera Okojie
Vera Okojie has been selected as one of the winners in the University’s Outstanding Student Contribution Awards for 2020.
This award to Vera, who graduated with a Degree in Philosophy in June, recognises both her enormous dedication to the life of the Department and to the University community as a whole, as well as her significant achievements academically.
Vera will be presented with her Award at her postponed Graduation Ceremony, when new dates are announced.
Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence 2020 - Success for the Department of Philosophy
Dr Thomas Crowther is a Commendee in this year’s WATE Awards, which recognises his outstanding contribution to the teaching of Philosophy during the course of this academic year. Tom says:
I am very happy to have been recognised through WATE. I am very proud to be a teacher, and particularly proud to be a teacher at the University of Warwick. I care very much about the work I do in teaching and supporting my students, whether it is inside or outside the classroom. Being recognized by WATE is evidence that I am doing at least something right! This will invigorate me to develop further as a teacher; particularly in negotiating the challenges of moving to blended learning.
Irene Dal Poz and Lorenzo Serini have also won awards in the WATE PGR category. This award acknowledges respectively both Irene and Lorenzo’s gifts of communication and their imaginative flair for engaging students through their teaching.
We are delighted to announce excellent student feedback in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS). Notably, the Philosophy BA course received 100% overall satisfaction. We also celebrate strong scores across Philosophy courses (including PPE), particularly in the areas of Teaching Assessment, Feedback, Academic Support and Student Voice, all of which demonstrate a very high level of satisfaction.