Celebrating excellent teaching

16 June 2011

Over 200 members of staff were nominated for this year’s Liverpool Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Awards and the nominations prove that inspiring teaching and learner support is crucial to delivering an outstanding student experience.

All of the judges were impressed by the students’ thoughtful, reflective accounts on why staff make such an impact on the student experience. “Students want to say thank you to the people who have changed their lives,” says LSU Vice President Jemma Blease-Dudley. 

But it’s not just the staff mentioned here that should be proud of what they’ve achieved this year; everyone nominated for an Award will receive a letter from the LSU congratulating them on making such a positive impact on students’ lives. So make sure you check your in-tray.


Image of winner Jackie Douglas Amazing Teacher Award

“The man is a legend. His encouragement makes you feel like you can achieve anything at anytime, his teaching style is a dream and he is committed to showing students how to think outside the box.”
Sociology student on David Tyrer

Winner: David Tyrer (Humanities and Social Science)

Image of winner Jackie Douglas  Special commendation for teaching skills linked to employability

Jackie Douglas (Liverpool Business School)

Image of winner Bryan Scott  Special commendation for delivering outstanding feedback

Bryan Scott (Humanities and Social Science)

Runners up: David Lowe (Law), John Collins (Liverpool Business School), Sarah Nixon (Education, Community and Leisure), Steve Burns (Education, Community and Leisure), Wendy Johnston (Education, Community and Leisure), Andrea Mallaburn (Education, Community and Leisure), Rob Timlin (Education, Community and Leisure),  James Eden (Liverpool Business School), Steven Tang (Computing and Mathematical Sciences) and Julie Connolly (Health and Applied Social Sciences).

Image of Martin Downie receiving award 

Amazing Supervisor Award

Winner: Steven Bowe (Art and Design)
Pictured: Martin Downie, Director of the School of Art and Design collecting the award on behalf of Steven
Runners up: Steve Tombs (Humanities and Social Science), Karim Menacere (Liverpool Business School) and Cynthia Akwei (Liverpool Business School)

Image of winner Julie Connolly
Amazing Personal Tutor Award

“Everyone goes to Julie for advice. She is the first point of call in any emergency. Julie’s help and presence on our course is priceless.”
Student on Julie Connolly


Winner: Julie Connolly (Health and Applied Social Sciences)

Runners up: David Tyrer (Humanities and Social Science), Sarah Nixon (Education, Community and Leisure), Costantine Eliopoulos (Natural Sciences and Psychology) and David Lowe (Law).


Image of winner Stephen Sherlock  Amazing Course Rep Award

Winner: Stephen Sherlock (Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations)

Runner up: Helen Perkins (Health and Applied Social Sciences)

Image of winners of Support Team Award  Amazing Support Team Award

“I feel engaged in the material and want to be surrounded by the passion that the lectures have for it. They are simply the best and make learning very interesting.”
Zoology student

Winner: Plant and Animal Physiology Technical Team (Natural Sciences and Psychology), collected by technicians Colin Armstrong, Louise Houghton and Martin Wood (now retired)

Runner up: Pauline Smith (Library and Student Support)

Image of winners Zoology team

Image of winners: Public Relations team
Amazing Course Team Award

“I feel supported and cared about. The quality of teaching is exceptional.”
Public Relations student on the PR Team

Joint winner: Programmes teams in Zoology (Natural Sciences and Psychology) and Public Relations (Liverpool Business School)

Runners up: Sports Development, Accounting and Finance, Primary Education and Law.

Image of ECL winners Student Appreciation Award

Winner: Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure 

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