Karin Lesnik-Oberstein writes:
The department is delighted to announce that Dr Sue Walsh has this year been awarded an University Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Sue has taught in the department since 2001, when she was awarded her PhD on ideas of childhood and the animal in the writings of Rudyard Kipling and Jack London. In line with her research interests, Sue has devised and taught courses in the department on Children’s Literature (both at Part 3, on the MA in Children’s Literature and supervising PhD students), American Literature, Women’s Writing, Critical Issues, Fictions of India and Writing the North-American Wilderness. Sue also has developed a new Part 3 module on Nigerian Writing in English.
Sue’s award was due to her students’ continuous praise for the very detailed and extensive feedback Sue gives on all her students’ written work and her interactive and supportive seminars. Many students also are very grateful to Sue for her unfailing support to them in her past roles as Part 2 and Part 1 Exams Officer and her present role as Part 3 Senior Tutor. Many congratulations to Sue on her award!