press release
Published: 12 December 2016

University of Surrey academic recognised for excellence in teaching

By Peter La

Dr Naomi Winstone from the University of Surrey has been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship Award from the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Naomi WInstone
  • Dr Winstone joins elite group of academics awarded a National Teaching Fellowship Award for excellence in teaching.
  • Academic has proven track record in teaching excellence and has developed learning techniques to help students.
  • Dr Winstone ‘We have amazing students at Surrey and I have learnt so much from their involvement as partners in my research projects”.

Awarded to those for excellence in teaching in higher education, Dr Winstone joins an elite group of academics who have been honoured with this fellowship. Every recipient of the award has a proven track record in individual excellence, raising the profile of excellence and developing excellence in tertiary institutions.

Whilst at the University of Surrey, Dr Winstone has worked to raise students’ academic achievement and has played a key role in supporting student progression, retention and attainment. Dr Winstone integrates innovative teaching methods and formative assessment into her lessons to improve learning amongst students, and has influenced practice across the sector through her research on student engagement with feedback.

Dr Winstone, Lecturer in Higher Education at the University of Surrey, said:

"I am thrilled to have received this award from the Higher Education Academy. The legacy of a student’s educational experience is about so much more than just the quality of teaching, and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to contribute to learning and teaching at a University where students’ personal and professional development is so highly valued.

“We have amazing students at Surrey and I have learnt so much from their involvement as partners in my research projects”.

Professor Marshall, HEA Chief Executive, said, “I am so pleased the HEA has the opportunity to run these awards, and to help to disseminate the best practice they reveal.

“Celebrating great teaching, whether by teams or individuals, is really important and highlights just some of the great work in the sector to improve the student experience.” 

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