School of Social and Political Science

Two SPS academics shortlisted for EUSA Teaching Awards



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Congratulations to the School’s Professor Elizabeth Bomberg and Albert Mkony, who have been shortlisted for Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s (EUSA) Teaching Awards. 

These student-led awards recognise the pivotal role that staff play in the student experience at the University of Edinburgh, from lecturers, tutors, supervisors and personal tutors to professional services staff. They provide students with an opportunity to thank staff for their hard work and celebrate the best of teaching and support here.

Elizabeth, a professor of Environmental Politics at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS), was shortlisted for the Outstanding Commitment to Social Justice and Sustainability Award. This award recognises a staff member who: 

  • Addressed contemporary issues in their teaching, particularly with regards to social justice and sustainability  
  • Reflected the diverse global perspectives and experiences represented in our University community   
  • Empowered students to think critically about the world we live in

Albert Mkony, a senior tutor and researcher based in the Centre of African Studies at SPS, has been shortlisted for Student Tutor of the Year, which is awarded to a tutor who: 

  • Created an engaging space for learning, whether in tutorials or labs   
  • Supplemented lecture content to enhance the student experience   
  • Utilised their own experience as a student to provide insight and support 

Congratulations to Elizabeth and Albert! 

The EUSA Teaching Awards winners will be announced on 24 May in a virtual ceremony on the EUSA Facebook page