UCLan Senior Social Work Lecturer, Amanda Taylor, has inspired her students and colleagues so much they have nominated her for a 2013 Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) National Teaching Award.
The award recognises and celebrates individuals who make an outstanding impact on the student learning experience. Amanda’s nomination has been supported by the University who believe she demonstrates the School’s contribution to a world-class learning and teaching culture. Amanda commented: “I am completely taken back by my colleagues, and more so, I am absolutely humbled by the student feedback."
Social Work student Amanda McClure had this to say about her lecturer: “Amanda shows a tremendous amount of compassion and empathy, she respects other opinions and is genuinely interested in what students have to say; she does not dictate her views, she is very professional and has an incredible sense of humour which she incorporates into her teaching."
Another student, Sarah Mercer added: “I honestly couldn't think of a better lecturer to be nominated, Amanda puts her heart and soul into everything that she does and she ensures that each student is included and treats us as individuals.”
Amanda’s commitment to her students was further praised following her recent Students’ Union ‘We Heart You’ award, which was presented to Amanda due to her ‘ability to go above and beyond her role in supporting students.’
Amanda quite clearly deserves this HEA nomination and we all wish her the best of luck for the official announcement which will be made on 27th June 2013.
More information on the award can be found here: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ntfs