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Interviews with some of our WATE 2015 winners and commendees

What inspires our Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence winners? What advice and top tips would they share with you? We caught up with some of those successful at the awards to find out.

Clare RowanClare Rowan (Classics)

One of our 2015 winners, Clare sees her position as a research fellow as a chance to create opportunities for students to act as researchers. Alongside this, she has had a major impact on how Classics students learn key transferable skills, enhancing their employability.

Get tips and advice from Clare, and find out what she enjoys most about teaching

Rachel KingRachel King (Centre for Education Studies)

Another of our 2015 winners, Rachel’s work has included building a series of strong partnerships with schools, regional and national theatre organisations to ensure students have multiple opportunities to connect with communities beyond the University campus.

Find out what ingredients Rachel thinks make an inspiring teacher

Daniel SgroiDaniel Sgroi (Economics)

Daniel was highly commended in 2015, and when alumni reminisce on their time at Warwick, Daniel is often mentioned with great fondness as someone who really ignited their interest in the discipline.

Hear what tips Daniel would give to first-time, and more experienced teachers

Yorck RamachersYorck Ramachers (Physics)

Yorck was highly commended in 2015. He’s convinced that research-led teaching is the most effective way to keep up and enhance student enthusiasm for, and engagement with, the subject.

Find out what Yorck has learnt from his students, and what he enjoys most about his job

Phil GaydonPhil Gaydon (Philosophy)

Phil was one of our WATE PGR winners in 2014, recognised for his work as a seminar tutor, working with the Learning Grid and IATL, as well as his part in a new initiative to encourage research students to engage primary and secondary school children with philosophy.

Find out what motivates Phil, and what advice he'd give a first-time teacher