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The University of Manchester win two awards at the National Teaching Fellows 2018!

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We are delighted to say that two of our teaching staff have won an award at the National Teaching Fellows 2018!

Professor Caroline Bowsher from the School of Biological Sciences and Jennie Blake from the Library were the recipients of the awards, which celebrate the outstanding individual impact of university staff across the country.

During her lecturers, Professor Caroline Bowsher has been commended for her desire to ensure that her students get the most out of her teaching. Using an innovative theatre- and technology-based style, her students have been able to critically engage with particular topics, exploring surrounding issues and questioning the impact potential decisions may have.

Most surprising of all is that Professor Bowsher’s never used a smartphone before! But, it’s been her ability to trust in the learner’s ability to study independently which has led her to understand the potential of technology in a learning environment. And because of this, she’s been rewarded with a National Teaching Fellow.

Meanwhile at the Library, Jennie Blake has achieved a National Teaching Award for her co-creation and ongoing transformation of My Learning Essentials (MLE), the Library’s teaching and learning programme.

Amazingly, MLE has not only impacted students at The University of Manchester; the programme has been used worldwide, from Myanmar to the United States’ White House!

Jennie is hoping to work alongside others at the Library to create an interactive online hub for the support and expertise used in MLE.

Congratulations to both!

For more information on the award, check out the Higher Education Academy website.

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