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Students nominate their University STARS

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Last week saw the first ever STARS of Warwick Awards take place on campus. The STARS of Warwick is Warwick Students’ Union’s take on a national student-led teaching awards initiative, where students can nominate lecturers and other student facing University staff for an award.

A committee of six students led on the whole process, choosing the award categories, the timeline, the venue for the event and everything in between. The student committee were also the ones who shortlisted the nominations and decided the final winners.

Sean Ruston, Education Officer from Warwick SU said

We received over 300 nominations from students, which for the first year of the awards is a fantastic number, and just goes to show how much students value the staff that make their university experience what it is.

The winners in each of the 11 categories were:

STARS awards 2012 winners Shown here, left to right, are: Deputy Vice-Chancellor Koen Lamberts, SU Education Officer Sean Ruston, Award winners Mark Knights, Tony Price, Keith Leppard, Emma Francis, Bill Smith, Fiona Anderson-Gough, Anna Preston, Monia Andreucci and Gemma Knight.

Best Teaching Style
Monia Andreucci (PG research student, Italian Studies)

Most Passionate Lecturer
Emma Mason (Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literary Studies)

Best Personal Tutor
Bill Smith (Lecturer, Centre for Lifelong Learning)

Best Lecturer for Feedback
Fiona Anderson-Gough (Reader, Warwick Business School)

Best Postgraduate Lecturer
Mark Knights (Professor, History)

Best Module
Solar MHD (Val Nakariakov, Physics)

Best Admin Support Staff
Gemma Knight (Programme Coordinator, Centre for Lifelong Learning)

Best Supervisor
Emma Francis (Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literary Studies)

Best SSLC Convenor
Tony Price (Associate Professor, Engineering)

Best Careers Rep
Anna Preston (Senior Careers Consultant, Student Careers and Skills)

Most Responsive to Student Feedback
Keith Leppard (Director of Undergraduate Studies, Life Sciences)

The Students’ Union would like to thank all those that nominated a staff member and all those that attended the ceremony.