May 24th, 2019
This year’s Staff Oscars, hosted by the Students’ Union’s Education Network, took place on Wednesday 15 May for our UK campuses.
The annual Staff Oscars event was set up by students to recognise inspiring staff across the institution – at all levels and professions – for the positive impact they have on the student experience.
The event is entirely student-led with a panel made up of course reps, faculty and education reps, as well as postgraduate reps. Staff were nominated for a variety of awards, including Best All Round Teacher, Best Welfare Support and Best Member of Support Staff.
Professor Michael Randall, who won the award for Best All Round Teacher, said: “I was thrilled that our students chose to nominate me for a Students’ Union Staff Oscar. Teaching has become a privilege, and being able to work with and teach such talented Medical and Pharmacy students over many years has been a genuine pleasure. It was great to see the Students’ Union working hard to recognise teaching and student support activities throughout the staff community.”
The full list of winners can be found below.
Ian Conway, Head Technician, Faculty of Social Sciences
Sarah Wilson, Student Services
Abdul Aboueid, Porter, Cavendish Hall
Emma Tarrant Tayou, Regional Manager, West Africa
Professor Deborah Merrick, Assistant Professor in Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dr Sarah Holland, Teaching Associate, Faculty of Arts
Dr Francis Gilbert, Professor of Ecology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Professor Jeanette Woolard, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Professor Tam Nguyen, Faculty of Social Sciences
Laura Todd, Teaching Associate, Russian and Slavonic Studies, Faculty of Arts
Professor Michael Randall, Professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Science
Dr Sarah Dauncey, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences
Paul Barrett, Accessible Minibus Driver, Transport
Professor Anne Felton, Associate Professor, Health and Social Care, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Helen Coombes, Mental Health Advisor
Professor Jake Hodder, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor Allan Swaby, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Professor Theo Stickley, Associate Professor of Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
School of Pharmacy
Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Chloe Robbins, ESRC, PhD student, Faculty of Science
Charfedinne Ayed, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Science
Daniel Fallows, Faculty of Engineering
Julia Kydd, Assistant Professor in Applied Immunology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Emma Whitt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science
Sarah Grandage, Lecturer in Drama, Performance and Language, Faculty of Arts
Professor Matthew Johnson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor Jo Darkwa, Professor of Energy Storage Technologies, Faculty of Engineering
Professor Daniel Beneroso Vallejo, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering
Congratulations to all staff who were nominated for an award.
Staff Oscars have also taken place this month at our Malaysia campus. To view the list of winners, visit the UNM Campus News blog.
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