The Student Led Teaching Awards trophies were handed out to those who had inspired and supported the students academically and personally during their time at the university.
It is the second year running that the awards, organised by the Students’ Union (SU), in conjunction with the university, have been held.
Students nominated staff members, student representatives and societies, as well as lecturers.
Stacey Johnson, SU president, said:
“It is a fantastic way to mark the end of the academic year, as well as the hard work of all staff and students involved.”
The Teaching Awards were held in the Social Learning Zone and around 80 students, SU and university staff attended.
Fourteen awards were presented, along with three President’s Awards presented by Stacey as a way to recognise staff members who have supported the SU throughout the year.
The university’s Caretaking Team, Media Support Officer Jim Burns and Bolton SU Interim General Manager Janet Galligan were all acknowledged in that category.
Awards presenters included the university’s Assistant Vice Chancellor Bill Webster, Head of Careers and Employability Julie Bateman, Director of Student Life Dr Emily McIntosh, from each academic school and SU staff.
Winners received a personalised trophy.
“I must say a huge congratulations to all the winners and those shortlisted.
“Each fully deserves the recognition and reward for their excellent contribution to the student experience and teaching excellence at the University of Bolton.
“Everything these staff members and students do – through teaching, providing support, representing their fellow students or building a community through a society – is recognised and appreciated.”
The event celebrates those nominated and the overall winners from the 2017/18 Student Led Teaching Awards and the University of Bolton TIRI (Teaching Intensive, Research Informed) Teaching Award Scheme.
The TIRI Teaching Award Scheme (TTAS) is an internal reward and recognition initiative which celebrates staff achievement and the excellent contribution they make to the student experience through learning and teaching.
Bill Webster, Assistant Vice Chancellor of the university, who attended the ceremony and presented an award, said he was delighted to see the hard work of staff and students recognised.
“These awards are important because those shortlisted and the winners are nominated by students, the people who are most qualified to judge the positive impact our teaching staff have on them.
“It is vital to us that the student experience is as satisfying as possible and this has been recognised, as we are number one in Greater Manchester for student satisfaction. These awards demonstrate the excellent relationship between students and teaching staff at the University of Bolton.”
To see a full list of SLTA winners, visit boltonsu.com/slta
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