Outstanding Teaching Assistant and Lab Demonstrator Awards 2011/12
Posted on 30/04/2012
The Department introduced Teaching Assistant and Lab Demonstrator Awards this academic year. This will be an annual event, intended to remind teaching assistants and lab demonstrators that they play a very important role in the Department and that their hard work is recognised and appreciated by both staff and students.
The winners of the first awards were:
Christopher Hampson – Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
Krzysztof Rosset – Outstanding Lab Demonstrator Award
We identified one Runner Up for providing strong competition for Chris.
Martin Chapman – Outstanding Teaching Assistant
Finally, there are also two "Notable Mentions" for those who have been strongly recognised by students for their contributions.
Samhar Mahmoud – Outstanding Teaching Assistant
Christos Hadjinikolis –Outstanding Teaching Assistant
The two winners both received a cash prize of £250 and all five will be presented with certificates marking their achievements.
Below are just a few of the very positive comments received.
“He connects very well with students and is very welcoming when asked a question, as he is always more than willing to help. His extra classes were especially beneficial and I am very thankful for those as they were integral, especially during the last few weeks before the exams.”
“Engages with students. Makes learning enjoyable. Communicates well. Answers questions fully. Breaks down difficult ideas. Enthusiastic about the subject. Well organised. Gives prompt feedback”
“He is always willing to help, always listens to my questions, he is calm and patient, he always knows the answer, and is passionate about computer science.”