Alison Koslowski Wins Chancellor’s Award for Teaching 2017
The award recognises Alison’s distinguished leadership of the Edinburgh Q-Step Centre since its beginning in 2013.
Edinburgh was one of fifteen UK universities chosen to develop the ground-breaking Q-Step programme, aimed at strengthening the data science skills of undergraduate social scientists. The programme is funded jointly by the Nuffield Foundation, the ESRC and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Professor Koslowski’s leadership has been commended by the funders as ‘strong and creative’, achieving ‘an enormous amount in a very short period’.
Q-Step Edinburgh is an initiative that now spans several Schools including Social and Political Science, Education, Law, Health in Social Science and Mathematics. Under Professor Koslowski’s leadership, the University of Edinburgh now offers the most in-depth data science training across all of the UK Q-Step centres.
A suite of Q-Step degree programmes, led by Alison, include new courses and new opportunities for student placements with employers who use statistical expertise. Q-Step courses have also provided training in data science for students in many other programmes within the School of Social and Political Science.
Congratulations to Alison on this fantastic achievement!