Chieko Yonezawa (Arts and Humanities) - winner
"Her passion and guiding feedback to us as a class and individuals motivates us to keep trying harder...Chieko always promotes self learning through various fun methods outside class,as well as providing extra content to her Moodle for those who wish to use it. This allows us to improve outside in our own time at the pace we choose. I believe it also important to point out that Chieko has also asked us all about our desire to learn Japanese and goals. She cares deeply about us as individuals, and it shows as she finds ways to help us achieve our goals."
Professor Dawn Archer (Arts and Humanities)
"Not only is she a great teacher, who gives clear, applicable feedback but she is also a great person, that makes me feel valued, worthy of her time, and she is there, a teacher, an advisor, that I know will support me, not just be a distant name on top of a course title...I believe teaching should be passionate, engaging, stretch our minds, make me think hard, make me question things, find new subject areas to take interest in and she does that. Thank you for everything Dawn."
Dr Stephen Buzdugan (Business and Law)
"This man transformed a subject, making it engaging, simple to understand, applicable, historically, philosophically and ethically grounded...Quick to answer any question by email, open support sessions, open office hours with queues of students, he worked hard to assure students understood, all whilst staying passionate. I'd consult Stephen for a reference, career advice, academic advice, probably life choices advice, above all others."
Dr Ben Challis (Cheshire campus)
"Ben is one of the main reasons I have chosen to pursue my chosen field beyond undergraduate study. He picks up on skills or talents in students that they themselves might not see or place enough value on. He's the type of lecturer that -everyone- respects and you know because you've asked around and nobody can say a bad word about him...I will look back on my University days and remember Ben as one of the defining role models of my career. P.S His cups of tea need work though."
Dr Dyan Colclough (Arts and Humanities)
"Dyan isn't just a colleague on a higher academic rung than us students, she's a wonderful friend to all of us...Dyan is so funny and loveable that her classes are a true privilege to be part of ...there really aren't enough tutors like her. What a rare diamond. Always open minded and willing to explore the unknown, Dyan is a fierce inspiration and, when I do graduate, I'll certainly be taking her words and life lessons with me because I know they'll very be useful in the future."
Jayshree Henry (Education)
"She really does possess the power of making us believe in ourselves. Not many teachers I have ever encountered have that. If anybody has a problem, Jay's door is always open and emails are replied to almost instantly. She truly does stand out against other tutors and I feel she is an asset to the university and should be recognised for all her hard work, dedication and talent in the subject."