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EUSA Teaching Awards 2013

After weeks of building anticipation, the winners of the 2013 Teaching Awards led by Edinburgh University Students' Association were recently revealed.

This year's ceremony was the fifth of its kind to be organised by EUSA and was as successful as ever. Held in the historic Teviot Debating Hall, the event was executed in Oscar-like style. Guests included a selection of University VIPs as well as other notable members of the education sector alongside shortlisted nominees and students who voted for them.

The School of Social and Political Science once again did well, winning the top Eichhornaward for 'Teaching with Technology'. The award, intended to "recognise the efforts made by staff to enhance student learning through thoughtful selection and integration of online experiences", was presented to Dr. Jan Eichhorn of Sociology.

Holly Davis of Social and Political Studies was also presented with the runner up award for 'Best Postgraduate Tutor', narrowly pipped to the post by Sarah Humayun of Literatures, Languages & Cultures.

Previous winners from the school have included Dr. Elizabeth Bomberg who won the award for 'Overall High Performer' in 2009 as well as Dr. Dimitri Tsintjilonis who won the 'Ian Campbell Award for Teaching in Humanities and Social Sciences' in 2010 and Professor Mark Aspinwall who won the award for 'Innovative Teaching Methods' also in 2010.

The awards were open to teaching staff across the University as well as teaching support staff, postgraduate tutors and students who participated in peer support schemes. Entries were judged by a panel of students who selected the shortlist and the eventual winners.

EUSA Vice President of Academic Affairs, Andrew Burnie, said of the evening:

"Tonight has been fantastic, and all of the shortlisted nominees should be proud that out of thousands of nominations, they were judged to be the very best. There is such a breadth of teaching talent across the University and we are proud that EUSA continues to enable students to highlight those that they see delivering for them."

The full awards listing can be viewed on the EUSA website.

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