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Celebrating our people: WATE winners announced

Congratulations to the winners and those highly commended from this year’s Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence, who have shown exceptional impact on student learning.

Christina Hughes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) and chair of the judging panel said:

Each year Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence continue to demonstrate the quality, innovation and creativity that is a hallmark of teaching and learning at Warwick. This year is no exception. And against strong competition, the very worthy 2015 WATE winners and those commended each bring a unique approach that makes the environment for learning at Warwick like no other."

Who makes the difference? The winners are:

Naomi de la Tour
Naomi de la Tour (Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning)
"I am inviting students to take risks, to reflect openly on their processes and practices within a group of their peers and to experiment with different ways of learning and thinking. These are the conditions that can lead to transformative learning experiences."

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Rachel King
Rachel King (Centre for Education Studies)
"I am deeply committed to creating a positive learning environment where UK and international students feel welcome, cared for, and engaged throughout their studies. I enrich students’ knowledge by using a range of experiential, embodied and collaborative pedagogies."

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Clare Rowan
Clare Rowan (Classics and Ancient History)
"I see my position as a research fellow at Warwick as a chance to create opportunities that invite students to act as researchers, stimulating learning within the discipline of Classics and more broadly."

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Dallal Stevens
Dallal Stevens (Law)
"I adopt a holistic approach to teaching and learning to help ensure that every student achieves his or her potential. This involves teaching with passion and enthusiasm, always seeking to innovate, using resources imaginatively and being an empathetic and supportive tutor."

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Margaret Shewring
Margaret Shewring (Theatre and Performance Studies)
"My undergraduate modules, as well as my postgraduate teaching, are all directly related to my personal research. I value the process not just of research-led teaching but of the research process as a learning experience for students...and as a way to encourage individual students to develop and enhance their skills."

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This year's Highly Commended

Winners can collect their award during degree congregation. They each receive a £5,000 prize, with those who were highly commended receiving £2,000. They can use this money to further develop their teaching and academic practice, enabling more students to benefit from transformed teaching and learning.

Look out for opportunities to hear from them as they share their experiences during the coming year.

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Well done to everyone who was nominated! Nominations for 2015/16 will open at the start of term two.

Visit the Teaching Excellence website for a list of previous award winners.