Teaching and Leaning staff of the highest calibre were recognised at a recent special event celebrating teaching excellence at Reading.

Each year, the Celebrating Teaching and Learning Success awards celebrate the remarkable achievements of talented and committed colleagues who go above and beyond to enrich the student experience.

The award schemes, coordinated by the Centre for Quality Support and Development (CQSD), enables the University to formally acknowledge the strength of our teaching and learning culture and the continuing innovative, imaginative and inspirational work provided by staff in Schools and Services.

Winners of the 2017-18 awards are:

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS)

  • Professor Elizabeth McCrum, Teaching & Learning Dean
  • Dr Matthew Nicholls, Classics

University Teaching Fellowship Scheme (UTFS)

  • Dr Chloe Houston, English Literature
  • Melanie Jay, Institute of Education
  • Dr Madeleine Davies, English Literature
  • Kate Fletcher, Pharmacy, University of Reading Malaysia

Collaborative Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning

Breaking Down Barriers project

  • Dr Geoff Cook, Construction Management and Engineering
  • Dr Joe Doak, Real Estate and Planning
  • Christina Duckett, Visiting Fellow, previously School of the Built Environment
  • Dr Faustina Hwang, Biomedical Engineering
  • Dr Jeanne-Louise Moys, Typography and Graphic Communication
  • Adrian Tagg, Construction Management and Engineering

Promoting research-based learning through an innovative text and performance module

  • Dr Mark Hutchings, English Literature
  • Dr Chloe Houston, English Literature
  • Dr Lisa Purse, Film, Theatre and Television
  • Kerry Webb, Library
  • Lisa Clark, Film, Theatre and Television
  • Josh Oliver, Film, Theatre and Television
  • George Ormisher,Film, Theatre and Television


David Malvern APP Prize

  • Rachel Roberts, Institute of Education


Gavin Brooks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, said:

“I am delighted to take this opportunity to congratulate all the award nominees and winners this year and to pay tribute to their exceptional contribution of the very best in teaching and learning practice and the impact they have had on students’ learning experience and the wider T&L community.”

Recognising and rewarding the outstanding contributions of colleagues to teaching and learning are key elements of the University’s T&L Strategy and are fundamental to the fulfilment of our vision.

For more information on CQSD and our Teaching and Learning initiatives, visit www.reading.ac.uk/cqsd.



The team behind the ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ project were among this year’s winners.


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