HISA award winners 2017
2017 HISA award 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!