I am delighted to announce that I have been nominated for a teaching award in the category of ‘Most Inspirational Teacher’ for my work with junior honours students at the University of Dundee last semester. Teaching has always been the favourite part of my job, so this award means a great deal to me and I am truly honoured to have been nominated.
Yesterday was the Scottish launch trip for The Brilliant Club. The aim of the charity is to increase access to university for children from under-represented backgrounds, and after a very successful pilot last year, the Brilliant Club is now extending into Scotland. We are going to be working with three schools in Glasgow and one in Dundee. The children are going to be sitting courses in physics and biochemistry as well as my own social psychology course.
I’m hoping my course will give the youngsters some insights into their own relationships, but also some of the events they are currently witnessing in the wider world.
I am delighted to have been employed by The Brilliant Club to help them with their expansion into Scotland. The Brilliant Club is a charity that aims to improve access to higher education for children from under-privileged backgrounds. Previously the charity has been working only in England and Wales, but as of January, we will be working with schools in Scotland too. As part of this, we are teaching courses in our areas of specialism to 3rd and 4th year pupils. I’m very excited to be involved in this project, and will report back regularly.
Below are a few pictures from my first training weekend in Manchester.
I was delighted to be nominated, and short-listed, for a University-wide Teaching Award for the category of ‘outstanding commitment to student welfare’. This is the biggest achievement in my academic career so far, and I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with so many fantastic students. Thank you so much for the nomination!