HISA award winners 2017

2017 HISA award winners

Winners:

Most Inspiring Lecturer

Thomas Garnham – Inverness College

This award recognises lecturers who inspire students to achieve as much as they can through their approach to teaching and their engagement with both students and subject content.

Most Engaging Video Conference Tutor

Dr Andrew Jennings – Shetland College

This award recognises tutors who demonstrate an exceptional use of video-conferencing technology to fully engage with and enhance the UHI student experience.

Most Engaging Online Tutor

Tara Morrison - Inverness College

This award recognises online tutors who engage, motivate and inspire students through their exceptional use of the UHI virtual learning environment.

Best Assessment Feedback

Frances Dick - Perth College

This award recognises tutors who excel in the provision of assessment feedback to students and recognise its central importance in student learning.

Best Personal Academic Tutor

Judith Munro – Inverness College

This award recognises staff who excel in the provision of support and guidance to individual students through their role as Personal Academic Tutor (PAT).

Best Academic Support

Heather McNeill - West Highland College

Best Research or Dissertation Supervisor

Dr Ragnhild Ljosland – Orkney College

This award recognises supervisors who show exceptional commitment and ability to help students undertake a piece of self-directed research.

Best Support Staff

Maureen Mackenna and Judi Worthington - Argyll College

This award recognises that there are a whole range of staff that have an impact on your student experience, not just teaching staff.  For example: Student Support/Services; Librarians; UHI Helpdesk/VC Master; Finance Office; basically anyone that doesn’t have a teaching or PAT role.

Best Engagement with the Student Voice – Staff

Lindsay Henderson - North Highland College

This award recognises exceptional practice by a staff member in seeking and acting upon student feedback and putting the student voice at the heart of learning and teaching.

Best Engagement with the Student Voice – Student

Scott Anderson – Argyll College

This award recognises exceptional practice by a student in seeking and acting upon student feedback and putting the student voice at the heart of learning and teaching.

Best Contribution to Clubs and Societies

Joe Penhaul Smith – SAMS

This is a student award to recognise someone who has made an exceptional contribution to a club or society.  Let us know who has given an exceptional commitment or contribution to your club or society.

Best Class Representative

Sheila Bowie – Inverness College

This award recognises class reps who have made an exceptional contribution to serving their class through their role as class rep. 

Outstanding Lecturer of the Year

Matt Sillars - Inverness College

This will be drawn from winners of the academic category, to recognise a lecturer who has gone above and beyond their duty in order to support their students.

Outstanding Contribution to HISA

Dr Iain Morrison - EO

This award recognises staff, students and external superstars who have shown exceptional commitment to helping HISA develop and become the first UK tertiary student association.

Thank you to everyone who took part this year!