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Since 2009/10, the Students' Association has organised the Teaching Awards to recognise the excellent teaching that happens in St Andrews. The awards aim to identify best practice throughout the University and give students the opportunity to thank the individuals who helped to shape their learning experience.

Please note that only students are eligible to make nominations in these awards. Winners and shortlisted staff will also be selected by student-led panels.  

Any questions about Teaching Awards can be sent to [email protected].

 

Categories and Criteria (2022)

Award descriptions can be found below, along with a detailed award criteria for download. The Award Evaluation Rubric will be used by the Selection Committees; it is made public so that all nominators may see how their award will be evaluated. Nominators are encouraged to refer to both the Award Criteria and Evaluation Rubric when drafting their nominations.

Outstanding Teacher (two awards, one for Arts & Divinity and one for Science & Medicine)

These awards recognize a member of teaching staff whose exemplary contributions to instructional excellence have significantly impacted the student learning experience.

Outstanding Commitment to Academic Inclusivity

This award recognizes a member of teaching staff who has made significant efforts to widen participation and access to learning. This support may take the form of classroom structure (e.g. evening degree), module content (e.g. justice and equality), or exceptional consideration or care for traditionally underrepresented students.

Outstanding Innovation in Teaching

This award celebrates creativity in the classroom, whether in terms of module structure, teaching style, or content delivered.

Outstanding Dissertation, Thesis, or Project Supervisor

This award recognizes excellent guidance and support offered by a staff member during a student learning or research project, including postgraduate research, postgraduate taught, and undergraduate dissertations/theses.

Outstanding Academic Mentorship

This award acknowledges the way a member of teaching staff influences students' overall development (both personally and academically). This award may be presented to an individual mentor (for example, one’s advisor) or a staff member who displays exceptional mentoring capacities for all/multiple students (for example, a staff mentor to PGRs).

Outstanding Commitment by a Member of Professional Service Staff

This award recognizes the efforts of a member of staff whose primary responsibilities do not include teaching (such as technical or laboratory support staff, an advisor, or administrative assistant, among other roles). The staff member has made a significant impact on a students’ academic or personal journey.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant (two awards, one for Arts & Divinity and one for Science & Medicine)

This award recognizes a current postgraduate research student who has gone above and beyond the expected teaching responsibilities such as tutoring to positively impact the student learning experience.

 

Past results

Winners are in bold.

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Category Shortlist
Outstanding teacher (Arts and Divinity)
  • Margaret Connolly, English and History
  • Akali Omeni, International Relations
  • Kristen Harkness, International Relations
  • Jacob Browne, Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies
  • Travis Manuel, Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies
Outstanding teacher (Science and Medicine)
    • Antonia Wilmot-Smith, Mathematics & Statistics
    • Antje Kohnle, Physics & Astronomy
    • Tom Spink, Computer Science
    • Pavlos Manousiadis, Physics & Astronomy
Outstanding Commitment to Academic Inclusivity
    • Eoin O’Donoghue, Classics
    • Akali Omeni, International Relations
Outstanding Innovation in Teaching
  • Adam Etinson, Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies
  • Sam Haddow, English
  • Christopher Jefferson, Computer Science
  • Will Cresswell, Biology
  • Roxani Krystalli, International Relations
Outstanding Dissertation, Thesis, or Project Supervisor
  • Tristan Henderson, Computer Science
  • Ana Sol Gonzalel Rueda, Art History
  • Tanya Elal Lawrence, History
  • Gabriella Slomp, International Relations
  • Konrad Lawson, History
Outstanding Academic Mentorship
  • Tom Smith, Modern Languages
  • Jasmine Gani, International Relations
  • Lesley Thirkell, International Education Institute
  • Nikolaos Sfakianakis, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Akali Omeni, International Relations
Outstanding Commitment by a Member of Professional Services Staff
  • Elizabeth O’Keeffe, Postgraduate Administration
  • Mary Carr, Wardennial Team
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant (Arts and Divinity)
  • Gabriela Manley, Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies
  • Jacob Baxter, History
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant (Science and Medicine)
  • Gyasiwa Arhin, Psychology & Neuroscience
  • Heidi Davis, Psychology & Neuroscience
Category Shortlist
Outstanding teacher (Arts and Divinity)
  • Svetlana Booth
  • Walter Pedriali
  • Roxani Krystalli
Outstanding teacher (Science and Medicine)
  • Neil Keddie
  • Brian Chalmers
  • Akira O’Connor
Outstanding teacher (evening degree)
  • Karen Lane
  • Lisa Dow
Innovative teaching
  • Lucy Wishart
  • Erin Lammack
  • Derek Ball
Dissertation/project supervisor
  • Sarah Easterby-Smith
  • Bernhard Struck
  • Victoria Donovan
Academic mentorship
  • Alexander Voss
  • Jane Brooks
  • Euan Grant
Commitment by a member of Professional Service Staff
  • Joanna Fry
  • Beth Thomas
  • Hanna Lundstrom
Postgraduate student who tutors
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Hessa Alnuaimi
  • Joshua Kelsall
Category Shortlist
Outstanding teacher (Arts and Divinity)
  • Ruslan Tuneshev
  • Walter Pedriali
  • Sam Haddow
  • Taryn Shepperd
Outstanding teacher (Science and Medicine)
  • Brian Chalmers
  • Gerald Prescott
  • Verena Dietrich-Bischoff
  • David Harrison
Outstanding teacher (evening degree)
  • (Joint module) Will Eves and Sarah White
  • Karen Lane
Innovative teaching
  • Maggie Ellis
  • Margaret Leighton
  • Predrag Bjelogrlic
Dissertation/project supervisor
  • Fay Donnelly
  • Jeffrey Murer
  • Gozde Ozakinci
  • Akira O’Connor
Academic mentorship
  • Andrea Brock
  • Malcom Petrie
  • Nikolay Chernyshev
  • Claudia Kreklau
Commitment by a member of Professional Service Staff
  • Gillian Fleming
  • Gary Barclay
  • Cat Wilson
Postgraduate student who tutors
  • Robin El Kady
  • Laura Roe
  • Preston Hill
  • Antonia Niehuss
Category Shortlist
Outstanding teacher (Arts)
  • Dr Javier Letrán
  • Dr Walter Pedriali
  • Dr Stephanie O’Rourke
  • Dr Claire Whitehead
Outstanding teacher (Science)
  • Dr Chris Hooley
  • Dr Katherine Keenan
Dissertation/project supervisor
  • Dr Jonathan Keeling
  • Dr Nikoletta Manioti
  • Dr Martin Campbell
  • Prof. Julie Harris
Postgraduate who tutors
  • Ravi Thakral
  • Amy Westwell
Support staff member
  • Gail Reid
  • Lisa Neilson
  • Lesley-Anne Harrison
Academic mentorship
  • Dr Nick Brooke
  • Dr Kasim Terzic
  • Prof. Malinda Carpenter
Innovative teaching
  • Dr Lori Leigh Davis
  • Dr Thomas Coleman
  • Dr Antje Brown
Category Shortlist
Commitment by a support staff member
  • Fergus Knight, Saints Sport
  • Cat Wilson, CAPOD
  • Linda Kinlock, Library
Dissertation/project supervisor
  • Eoin McLaughlin, Geography and SD
  • Sam Rose, Art History
  • Alistair Rider, Art History
  • Dora Osborne, Modern Languages
Innovation in teaching
  • Nicky Allison, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Antje Kohnle, Physics and Astronomy
  • Joe Carson, Modern Languages
  • Akira O’Connor, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Caroline Humfress, History
Postgraduate student who tutors
  • Chris Peys, IR
  • Matthew Shelton, Classics
Excellent module in the faculties of Arts and Divinity
  • Nicolas Wiater, Classics
  • Sandra Romenska, Management
  • Sam Haddow, English
Excellent module in the faculties of Science and Medicine
  • Antonia Wilmot-Smith, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Alun Hughes, Medicine
Academic mentorship award
  • Sarah Whittle, Student Services
  • Lucy Donaldson, Film Studies
  • Elise Hugueny-Leger, Modern Languages
Outstanding teacher
  • Matthew Southern, Geography and SD
  • Jonathan Cloutier, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Raluca Roman, Social Anthropology
Category Shortlist
Commitment by a support staff member
  • Cat Wilson, CAPOD
  • Dorothy Christie, History
  • Irene Paulton, Classics
  • Sam Letham, Management
Dissertation/project supervisor
  • John Hudson, History
  • Louise Reid, Geography
  • Isobel Falconer, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Jonathan Keeling, Physics
Innovation in teaching
  • Sandra Romenska, Management
  • Charles Paxton, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Juan Coderch, Classics
  • Konrad Lawson, History
Postgraduate student who tutors
  • Laurence Taylor, Chemistry
  • Mazloum Ismail, Modern Languages
  • Lori Davis, Management
  • Mhairi Owens, English
Excellent module in the faculties of Arts and Divinity
  • Kristen Harkness, International Relations
  • Abigail Shinn, English
  • Sandra Romenska, Management
  • Jacqueline Rose, History
Excellent module in the faculties of Science and Medicine
  • Maggie Ellis, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Barbara Dritschel, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Erin Robbins - Psychology and Neuroscience
Academic mentorship award
  • Rona Ramsay, Biology
  • Sarah Whittle, Student Services
  • Sami Mikhail, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Adam Reed, Social Anthropology
Outstanding teacher
  • Sharon Leahy, Geography
  • Beci Carver, English
  • Bridget Heal, History
  • Jerry De Groot, History
  • Kirstie Ball, Management
Category Shortlist
Commitment by a support staff member
  • Dorothy Christie, History
  • Mhairi Aitkenhead, Social Anthropology
  • Stuart Allison, Geography and Sustainable Development
  • Linda Cousins, Physics and Astronomy
Dissertation/project supervisor (Arts and Divinity)
  • Martin Campbell, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Christina Alt, English
  • Andrew Hughes Hallett, Economics and Finance
  • Daniel Knight, Social Anthropology
Dissertation/project supervisor (Science and Medicine)
  • Timothy Raub, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Wenchang Li, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Stefan Pulver, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Alexandra Slawin, Chemistry
Excellence in teaching – honours (Arts and Divinity)
  • Paloma Gay y Blasco, Social Anthropology
  • Adam Bower, International Relations
  • Lisa Jones, Philosophy
  • Jeffrey Murer, International Relations
Excellence in teaching – honours (Science and Medicine
  • Antje Kohlne, Physics and Astronomy
  • William Cresswell, Biology
  • Ian Parkin, Medicine
  • Jane Wishart, Biology
Excellence in teaching – postgraduate level
  • Eric Stoddart, Divinity
  • Roddy Brett, International Relations
  • Michael Cowan, Film Studies
  • Erin Robbins, Psychology and Neuroscience
Excellence in teaching – sub-honours (Arts and Divinity)
  • Ana del Campo, History
  • Robert Bartlett, History
  • Kleanthis Mantzouranis, Classics
  • Paula Miles, Psychology and Neuroscience
Excellence in teaching – sub-honours (Science and Medicine)
  • William McCarthy, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Akira O’Connor, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Colva Roney-Dougal, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Matthew Sothern, Geography and Sustainable Development
Innovation in teaching
  • Maggie Ellis, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Mario Aguilar, Divinity
  • Madhavi Nevader, Divinity
Postgraduate research thesis supervisor
  • Nigel Rapport, Social Anthropology
  • Natasha O'Hear, Divinity
  • Stavroula Pipyrou, Social Anthropology
  • Philip Roscoe, Management
Teaching excellence by a postgraduate student who tutors
  • Julianne Mentzer, English
  • Isaac Blois, Divinity
  • Matthew Pauley, Management
  • Michele Wisdahl, Social Anthropology
Category Shortlist
Commitment by a support staff member
  • Stuart Allison, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Emily Feamster, Philosophy
  • Katie Allan, School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies
Dissertation/project supervisor (Arts and Divinity)
  • Jasmine Gani, International Relations
  • Colette Lawson, Modern Languages
  • Ian Johnson, English
  • Christina Alt, English
Dissertation/project supervisor (Science and Medicine)
  • Akira O'Connor, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Samantha Pitt, Medicine
  • Tim Raub, Earth Sciences
  • Julie Harris, Psychology and Neuroscience
Postgraduate research thesis supervisor
  • Peter Mackay, English
  • Andrea Di Falco, Physics and Astronomy
  • Amanda Seed, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Shiona Chillas, Management
Excellence in teaching – honours (Arts and Divinity)
  • Faye Donnelly, International Relations
  • Kathryn Rudy, Art History
  • Paloma Gay y Blasco, Social Anthropology
  • Sophie Oosterwijk, Art History
Excellence in teaching – honours (Science and Medicine)
  • Jane Wishart, Biology
  • Lars Olsen, Maths
  • Tony Prave, Earth Sciences
  • Colva M Roney-Dougal, Maths
  • James Ainge, Psychology and Neuroscience
Excellence in teaching – sub-honours (Arts and Divinity)
  • Ian Smith, Economics
  • Ana Del Campo, History
  • Honora Bartlett, English
  • Kleanthis Mantzourani, Classics
Excellence in teaching – sub-honours (Science and Medicine)
  • Paula Miles, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Ian Parkin, Medicine
  • Tim Raub, Earth Sciences
  • Bruce Sinclair, Physics and Astronomy
Excellence in teaching – postgraduate level
  • Sandra Romenska, Management
  • Hazel Cameron, International Relations
  • David Brown, Divinity
  • Charles Lovatt, Management
Innovation in teaching
  • Peter Cameron, Maths
  • Catherine Spencer, Art History
  • Martin Campbell, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Charlie Baily, Physics and Astronomy
Postgraduate student who tutors
  • Matthew Pauley, Management
  • Pinar Kadioglu, International Relations
  • Susan Garrard, English
  • Scott Millar, Medicine
Category Shortlist
Commitment by a support staff member
  • Iain Patterson, Chemistry
  • Alexandra ‘Sandra’ Wallace, English
  • Valerie Sturrock, Mathematics and Statistics
Dissertation/project supervisor (Arts and Divinity)
  • Susan Sellers, English
  • Ines Jentzsch, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Rick Fawn, International Relations
  • Christina Alt, English
Dissertation/project supervisor (Science and Medicine)
  • Scott Gregory, Physics and Astronomy
  • Julie Harris, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Charles Baily, Physics and Astronomy
  • Lars Boehme, Biology
Innovation in teaching
  • Kristen Harkness, International Relations
  • Ian Bradley, Divinity
  • David Evans, Modern Languages
  • Antje Kohnle, Physics and Astronomy
Teaching excellence by a postgraduate student who tutors
  • Karolina Kuberska, Social Anthropology
  • Steven Thomson, Physics and Astronomy
  • Martin Skold, International Relations
  • Fenner Tanswell, Philosophy
Excellence in teaching – honours (Arts and Divinity)
  • Rebecca Sweetman, Classics
  • Alex Davis, English
  • Sian Lewis, Classics
  • Tim Greenwood, History
Excellence in teaching – honours (Science and Medicine)
  • Jonathan Keeling, Physics and Astronomy
  • Andrew Smith, Chemistry
  • Martyn Quick, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Maggie Ellis, Psychology and Neuroscience
Excellence in teaching – sub-honours (Arts and Divinity)
  • Maryam Ghorbankarimi, Modern Languages
  • Tom Normand, Art History
  • Olga Voronina, Modern Languages
  • Ahab Bdaiwi, History
Excellence in teaching – sub-honours (Science and Medicine)
  • Akira O’Connor, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Bruce Sinclair, Physics and Astronomy
  • David Cole-Hamilton, Chemistry
  • Alun Hughes, Medicine
Excellence in teaching – postgraduate level
  • Sarah Marsden, International Relations
  • Julian Luxford, Art History
  • Sally Cummings, International Relations
  • Colva Roney-Dougal, Mathematics and Statistics
Category Shortlist
Dissertation/project supervisor (Arts)
  • Dr Bridget Heal, Modern History
  • Dr Caron Gentry, International Relations
  • Dr Colette Lawson, Modern Languages
Dissertation/project supervisor (Science)
  • Dr Chris Hooley, Physics and Astronomy
  • Dr Martin Campbell, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Dr Rachel Davies, Medicine
Innovation in teaching
  • Prof. Andrew Williams, International Relations
  • Jeremy Kleidosty, International Relations
  • Prof. Andrew Williams, International Relations
Postgraduate student who tutors
  • Jonathan Fraser, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Pardis Shafafi, Social Anthropology
Teaching – sub-honours
  • Dr Susie Whiten, Medicine
  • Dr Mark Imber, International Relations
  • Dr Diane McGoldrick, Management
Teaching – honours
  • Dr Tom Normand, Art History
  • Dr Rory Cox, Mediaeval History
  • Dr Tim Wilson, International Relations
Teaching – postgraduate
  • Prof. Frances Andrews, Mediaeval History
  • Dr Sarah Dillon, English
  • Dr William Tooman, Divinity