press release
Published: 10 August 2021

Surrey educator recognised as one of the best in the country

Professor Christine Rivers has been awarded one of the country’s most prestigious teaching awards, the National Teaching Fellowship 2021, by Advance HE. 

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme recognises and celebrates educators from across the United Kingdom who have made a tremendous impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education.  

Advance HE cited Dr Rivers’ trailblazing work as Director of Learning and Teaching and Co-Director of Surrey Business School’s Centre for Management Education (CME), where she has pushed to improve the student experience and advocated for hybrid education. 

Professor Osama Khan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education, at the University of Surrey, said: 

“On behalf of everyone at the University of Surrey, I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to Christine for this much-deserved recognition.  

“Our sector, and indeed the whole world, has experienced a difficult two years thanks to the unique challenges brought by Covid-19. However, Christine’s passion for questioning the status quo and her advocacy for hybrid learning – all in the pursuit of improved learning outcomes – has been invaluable to our University’s stability and progress during this unsettled period.” 

Professor Christine Rivers said:  

“I am humbled to have received this award. It has strengthened my resolve to continue my work at the CME and in the wider Surrey community to make sure our students’ learning experience is the very best it can be.” 

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