Biochemistry department staff receive Teaching Excellence Awards
The University has recognised the high quality of teaching in the department through its Teaching Excellence Awards.
This year, 5 departmental members have received awards for a range of activities including lecturing, organising Summer Schools for sixth-formers to experience Oxford Biochemistry, the development of graduate courses, and running practical classes.
Dr Phil Biggin
Phil Biggin, Mark Roberts, Juan Escobar, Patricia Hook and Anoma Wagner were presented with their awards by Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, at a ceremony at Convocation House on 10 November. The Medical Sciences Division held a separate ceremony for its winners –who include Biochemistry department staff - on 17 November.
The awardees were nominated by the department’s Teaching Office following feedback from students who singled out those who had made a special contribution to teaching and learning.
Dr Mark Roberts
Described by his students as ‘an engaging and enthusiastic’ lecturer, Dr Mark Roberts has been presented with a Learning Support Award, an award for staff who are not employed to teach as part of their contract. This recognises his 2nd-year lectures and his role in running the Sutton Trust, and now UNIQ, outreach Summer Schools in the department.
Patricia Hook, Juan Escobar and Anoma Wagner
Biochemistry department teaching technicians Juan Escobar, Patricia Hook and Anoma Wagner were presented with an award as a technical team in the support category. The award recognises the team’s dedication in the running of practical classes for Biochemistry undergraduates.