Rector’s 2012 Awards and Medals for Excellence in Teaching, Pastoral Care, Research Supervision and Supporting the Student Experience

RECTOR’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

Awards for Excellence in Teaching are presented annually to members of the academic staff judged to have been most outstanding in the quality, organisation and presentation of their teaching. Of the award winners up to four may be selected to receive a Rector’s Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Excellence. One of the Medals may carry the title of Medal for Outstanding Innovation in Teaching.

Rector’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching are conferred on the following staff:

Dr Nick Addington – Department of Mathematics

Dr Chris Braddock – Department of Chemistry

Dr Adrian Butler – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Kevin Buzzard – Department of Mathematics

Dr Joao Cabral – Department of Chemical Engineering

Professor Kim Christensen – Department of Physics

Dr Gareth Collins – Department of Earth Science and Engineering

Dr Steve Cook – Department of Life Sciences

Dr Michael Coppins – Department of Physics

Dr Yiannis Demiris – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor Glenda Gillies – Department of Medicine

Dr Kleoniki Gounaris – Department of Life Sciences

Dr Dave Hartley – Department of Life Sciences

Professor Howard Johnson – Department of Earth Science and Engineering

Dr Ken Macleod – National Heart and Lung Institute

Dr David McPhail – Department of Materials

Mr Didier Occhipinti – Department of Humanities

Professor Steve Schwartz – Department of Physics

Professor Tom Welton – Department of Chemistry

Dr James Wilton-Ely – Department of Chemistry

Dr Toby Wiseman – Department of Physics

 

Rector’s Medals for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Excellence are awarded to the following staff:

Dr Emma McCoy – Department of Mathematics

Professor Alan Spivey – Department of Chemistry

 

The Rector’s Medal for Outstanding Innovation in Teaching is awarded to:

Professor Adrian Sutton – Department of Physics

 

RECTOR’S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PASTORAL CARE

Awards for Excellence in Pastoral Care are presented annually to recognise the importance the College places upon providing a supportive learning environment for its students as part of its academic mission. Of the award winners up to two may be selected to receive a Rector’s Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Excellence in Pastoral Care.

 

Rector’s Awards for Excellence in Pastoral Care are conferred on the following staff for 2012:

Dr Tilly Collins – Department of Life Sciences

Dr Louise Donnelly – National Heart and Lung Institute

Dr Jamie Standing – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Rector’s Medals for Excellence in Pastoral Care are awarded to:

Dr Mick Jones – Department of Medicine

Professor Alison McGregor – Department of Surgery and Cancer

 

RECTOR’S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH SUPERVISION

The Rector’s Awards for Excellence in Research Supervision recognise staff who have made exceptional contributions in providing a supportive learning environment for postgraduate research students. Of the award winners up to two may be selected to receive the Rector’s Medal for Excellence in Research Supervision.

 

Rector’s Awards for Excellence in Research Supervision are conferred on the following staff:

Dr Niall Adams – Department of Mathematics

Dr Ian Goodfellow – Department of Medicine

 

Rector’s Medals for Excellence in Research Supervision are awarded to the following staff:

Dr Daniele Dini:  Department of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Sir John Pendry:  Department of Physics

 

RECTOR’S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN SUPPORTING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

The Rector’s Awards for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience recognise the importance placed by the College on the contribution of support staff to underpinning the College’s learning environment for students. Of the award winners up to two may be selected to receive the Rector’s Medal for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience.

 

Rector’s Awards for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience are conferred on the following staff:

Ms Kate Baird – Institute of Clinical Sciences

Mr Surinder Singh Dio – Department of Earth Science and Engineering

Dr Naranker Dulay – Department of Computing

Mrs Clare Drysdale – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Mr Colin Love – Business School

 

Rector’s Medals for Supporting the Student Experience are awarded to the following staff:

Dr Michael Barrett – Faculty of Medicine

Miss Fionnuala Ni Dhonnabhain – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

New short course launched – “Energise Your Conversations”

The Learning and Development Centre have launched a new 1.5 hour course called Energise Your Conversations. The course is designed for staff who would like to enhance their communication skills, offering the opportunity to focus on tools and techniques for making conversations more effective.

Courses are being held on the following dates: 9 and 17 July, and 28 September.

Further information and enrolment details can be found here.

New studio timetable at Ethos for summer

The new studio timetable at Ethos features a number of new classes including Bodyflow Yoga (a combination of yoga and pilates) and the Active Lifestyles Running Club, which is free to join and open to staff and students of all abilities.

Ethos are offering staff who attend a Body Combat and/or Body Pump class the opportunity to join a CX Worx class afterwards for £1, reduced from the usual rate of £4.10. The CX Worx class develops core and total body strength, particularly beneficial after a cardiovascular workout.

The new timetable can be downloaded here, or ring the Ethos reception on 020 7594 6660 for more information.

Latest Crick newsletter

For the latest news on the Crick Institute, of which Imperial is a Founder Member, read the third issue of the regular briefing for staff here. http://ecrick.crick.ac.uk/issue-03

News in this issue about the Francis Crick Institute includes:

  • Completion of the designs for the construction of the building which will house the Institute.
  • A gold medal for the Institute from the Considerate Constructors Scheme which recognises the quality of Laing O’Rourke’s construction project and the company’s ongoing work to involve local people in the project.
  • A visit by the Indian Minister of Science and Technology, as part of a delegation of twenty leading scientists and politicians from the country.
  • The announcement of the first of a series of international seminars hosted by the Crick, which will be held on 2 July on the theme of Metabolism in Health and Disease.

Summer closure of level two walkway entrance to ACEX building

The level two walkway entrance to the ACEX building will be closed from 4 June to 30 September to facilitate essential refurbishment works. Staff and students will be able to access the building through the car park on level one, as per the map on this poster, which will be displayed in key locations in the ACEX and Sherfield buildings. Disabled access to the building is also available through the route on level one.

Error in Imperial Festival survey: please complete again to win a £50 John Lewis voucher

Last Thursday’s Staff Briefing contained an incorrect link to the Imperial Festival staff and student survey, which meant that responses were not properly collected. Staff and students are therefore encouraged to complete the survey again for the chance to win a £50 John Lewis voucher.

Responses are anonymous and all staff are encouraged to offer comments, irrespective of whether or not they attended the event. The survey results will inform future plans for the Festival, which is intended to become an annual event. Questions regarding the survey should be directed to: festival@imperial.ac.uk

Complete the survey here

Changes to the design on franked mail delivered by Royal Mail

Royal Mail has announced that they will be changing the design of their mark printed on all franked mail from the beginning of 2013 (download details).

The Communications and Development Division, which looks after the Imperial graphic identity or brand, will be looking at how to adjust bespoke College stationery available from Office Depot to avoid this area. In due course, advice will be available from the Division to parts of College producing their own envelopes and other mailing items.

In the meantime, please continue to order bespoke items available from Office Depot as before. The existing stocks of bespoke items should run out in two or three months at current usage levels, at which point they will be replaced by replacement versions.

If you have any queries, please contact graphicidentity@imperial.ac.uk

Enrol for summer term evening classes in the Department of Humanities

The Department of Humanities is again offering a short summer evening class programme with a range of evening classes in languages at different levels (including Arabic, Japanese, Russian, Mandarin Chinese as well as modern European languages and English Conversation for non-native speakers).  The programme also includes short arts courses in Creative Writing, and Music Technology.  Courses comprise two two-hour evening classes a week for 5 weeks from 18.00 – 20.00 on weekday evenings starting week commencing 28 May 2012.

Enrol by visiting the Humanities website

 

Update on proposed redevelopment of space on Level 0 Sherfield Building

The Management Board reviewed the recommendations of the Task Group established in February to consider the proposed redevelopment of Level 0 of the Sherfield Building, including the Holland Club. The Management Board agreed that:

  • The space will include a pub facility, which will be open to staff, postgraduate research students and postgraduate taught students, and a catering facility.
  • The opening times for the bar and catering service will be determined once the tendering process for running these facilities has been completed.
  • Consideration will be given to whether undergraduates will have access to the catering facility as designs for the space are progressed.
  • The social space will be accessible throughout the day and during weekends.

The tendering process, inviting bids from within the College to run the catering and bar services, has been initiated and is expected to run until the end of June.

An Advisory Group, including the Senior Dean and representatives from the Imperial College Union, the Holland Club and Commercial Services, has been established to work with architects on the next stage of design work for the space.

Designs and costings are expected to be submitted to the meeting of the College’s Portfolio Review Board in June or July for approval. Should approval be granted, a timescale will be agreed for construction work to commence.

Staff elections to the Court

Following the recent nominations and elections, the following members of staff have been elected to the Court of Imperial College:

3 Members of the academic staff elected from the Engineering, Medical and Science academic staff constituencies:

Medical Staff:

Professor Ian Adcock, Head of Molecular Cell Biology Group, National Heart & Lung Institute

Science Staff:

Dr Joshua Edel, Senior Lecturer in Micro and Nanotechnology, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Engineering Staff:

No nominations received

1 Member of the non-academic staff elected by the non-academic staff:

Mr Paul Brown, Mechanical Instrumentation Workshop Manager, Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences