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Two computer scientists recognised in annual Oxford Teaching Awards

Posted: 13th November 2012

Two members of the Department have been recognised in the University's annual Teaching Awards.

Jamie Frost was given a Teaching Excellence Award, that recognises his commitment to teaching. In particular for the level of support he has given to students during the Machine Learning course.  The citation for the awardexplains how "the commendations from his students both in the nominations for these awards, and through departmental feedback, were glowing."

Rafel Bordas received an Oxford University Student Union  award for innovation in teaching.  The OUSU awards were new for 2012, and involved students directly in promoting and celebrating excellent teaching.

The Oxford University Teaching Awards recognise different ways to engage students and help them learn, from creating new courses to innovative use of audio and video podcasts and the delivery of exceptional lectures and demonstrations. The scheme, which is coordinated by the Oxford Learning Institute, recognises excellence in college and University teaching, with the winners selected by their divisions.  The awards were made following feedback from undergraduates, graduates and members of staff who have singled out the special contribution of those involved in promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning. 

The awards were presented by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Hamilton at a ceremony on 7th November  to 53 people from across the University. Sixteen of the award winners received grants to support educational projects aimed at improving teaching and learning.

The Teaching Awards scheme was launched by the University in 2006.

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