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Manchester academics are top teachers

Two academics from The University of Manchester have been given a prestigious National Teaching award.

Professor Judy Williams and Dr Colin Lumsden have been judged winners of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, which celebrates outstanding learning and teaching in higher education.

The NTF scheme is coordinated by the Higher Education Academy, each year attracting hundreds of nominations.

Each successful Fellow joins a national community tasked with supporting learning and teaching across higher education.

Both candidates are from the Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health.

Molecular microbiologist Judy Williams is Professor of Academic Enhancement, Deputy Associate Dean for Staff Development and founding Director of the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development.

She is an internationally renowned expert in postgraduate skills development, teaching and learning and leadership development.

She said: “I absolutely love my job, and get immense satisfaction from helping others to achieve their potential.

 “I use coaching and facilitation in all of my teaching sessions, I believe that teaching should be interactive and practical in order to create context and meaning for individuals.

 “Being creative and taking risks  is important to me to stretch all of my learners and enable them to get the most out of their time at Manchester."

Dr Colin Lumsden
The award of a National Teaching Fellowship is a huge honour and one that I am truly humbled by. It represents recognition of the work I have undertaken to enhance and improve the experience of students in Manchester and beyond

 
 
Dr Colin Lumsden
Professor Judy Williams
I absolutely love my job, and get immense satisfaction from helping others to achieve their potential
Professor Judy Williams

Dr Lumsden is a teacher and clinician with a track record in technology enhanced learning within higher education and increasingly within the National Health Service.

He is internationally recognised for his work on mobile and tablet learning receiving plaudits from Central Manchester NHS Trust, the University and Apple.

He said: “The award of a National Teaching Fellowship is a huge honour and one that I am truly humbled by.

“It represents recognition of the work I have undertaken to enhance and improve the experience of students in Manchester and beyond.

“It goes without saying that none of this would have been possible without the support of colleagues and collaborators as well as the unwavering support of the University.”

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