Rhiannon Mason shortlisted for Research Supervisor of the Year at Newcastle Teaching Excellence Awards 2013

ICCHS Senior Lecturer Rhiannon Mason has been shortlisted for a 2013 Teaching Excellence Award in the category of ‘Research Supervisor of the Year’.  Rhiannon was nominated by Doctoral Student Katherine Lloyd in recognition of her outstanding work in PhD supervision: ‘Rhiannon frequently goes above and beyond the requirements of a Supervisor, providing support and guidance in all areas of academic life, not just the PhD. Rhiannon is an outstanding role model and mentor and an inspiration to all her students, both at Masters and PhD level. Her work is an excellent example of the vibrant and engaging teaching and research culture at ICCHS’.

The Newcastle Teaching Excellence Awards (TEA) are completely student led and provide the opportunity for students to nominate academics who have contributed positively to their experience at Newcastle and deserve recognition of their hard work. The TEA’s aim to raise the profile of good teaching and help the university learn more about what students value in learning and teaching.

TEA PLASMA 2 (1)Nominations were made in the following areas:

  • Contribution to outstanding feedback
  • Innovative teaching method of the year
  • Contribution to pastoral support
  • Taught supervisor of the year
  • Research supervisor of the year
  • Support staff of the Year

545 nominations were received across all the award categories and Rhiannon was one of 5 academics shortlisted for the Research Supervisor award.

The awards were presented on Tuesday 7th May in an ceremony that also showcased the talents of students from the Folk and Traditional Music degree. Both Rhiannon and Katherine attended the ceremony, which was an exciting opportunity to hear about the innovative and inspiring teaching taking place across the faculties at Newcastle.

Newcastle’s TEA are part of a national HESA project. Further information can be found here: www.studentledteachingawards.org.uk

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