What is your role?
I am Senior Lecturer in Audiology and Programme Manager in the School of Health Sciences’ Division of Language and Communication Science
What award did you win?
I won the University Education Excellence Award for the School of Health Sciences
What aspects of your practice led to you winning this?
It was for my teaching, including lectures, labs and teaching materials on Moodle, based on student feedback and peer review.
How did you feel about gaining this award?
I was absolutely delighted!
What message would you give colleagues if you were to choose one tip to enhance student experience?
I think the best advice I’ve received came from a short teaching course I did some years ago, which was to regularly shift the focus of the lecture in order to maintain student attention and engagement. So I try to incorporates frequent opportunities for discussion and participation as well as using demonstrations and video and audio files to illustrate key topics.