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Susan Manning Award for Outstanding Mentor

SPS staff have been honoured in the 2015 College Recognition Awards where prizes recognised the outstanding work of staff throughout the College of Humanities and Social Science.

Dr Iain Hardie, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, was presented with the Susan Manning Award for Outstanding Mentor. Dr Hardie was nominated by a group of colleagues for consistently supporting the personal and professional development of junior and more senior colleagues.

Particular attention was drawn to his introduction of a number of reforms related to mentoring; including a database of journal and book publication experiences, the targeting of junior scholars for research training schemes and awards, and his policy of meeting all postdoctoral fellows to conduct research reviews.

The award is named after the late Professor Susan Manning, who was renowned for her warm support of colleagues and students and for the influential roles she played as a mentor and advisor in international professional networks.

Iain said, "I'm delighted to win the award, and hope to use the prize money to assist our PhD students".