Biochemistry scoops prizes at the Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards 2022

We are delighted that two projects from the Department of Biochemistry achieved recognition at the VC Education awards last week. The biennial Education Awards celebrate educational activity at Oxford that has a clear and demonstrable impact upon the learning experience of our students. "Working it out: empowering students through collaborative problem-solving" is a series of interactive workshops in the 1st year Mechanistic Biochemistry course designed by JL Kiappes, Sarah Jenkinson, and Matt Rattley. This project won one of the VC's prestigious prizes for its emphasis on problem solving rather than content learning.

In addition, a project led by Mark Roberts and Alison Woollard, "Teaching genetics and molecular biology using a hybrid lab approach" (aka "TB1" in the new second year course), was shortlisted for an award on the basis of its integrated, blended approach of e-learning and wet lab practicals designed to support students to improve their understanding. Biochemistry is proud to be the only Department in the University with more than one project in the final round!

Click here for a complete list of the VC Education 2022 awards winners.