RATE

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The Recognising and Advancing Teaching Excellence (RATE) Award scheme was first introduced by Stirling Students' Union in 2010.  RATE was born from the Union's desire to recognise the excellent quality of teaching at the University of Stirling and to provide students with the opportunity to identify areas of good practice within their learning experience.

The awards have continued to grow in success and popularity since their introduction. In 2017, we received over 1,300 nominations, resulting in the nomination of 420 academic and professional staff to be nominated for an award. Those 1,300+ nominations showed that our students value the support that they are given by professional and academic staff, as well as the time that they dedicated to students. Engaging students in course material, through innovative lecture styles, was found to be at the heart of good practice for our students.

With our help and support, University of Stirling staff members have been able to go forward for National Learning and Teaching awards: in 2014, May McCreddie (School of Health Sciences) was shortlisted for the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year Award at the Times Higher Education Awards, using the qualitive data we had received from the RATE Awards as their evidence, and 2016 Postgraduate Supervisor of the Year winner, David Lavaelle (School of Sport) went forward for the THES Outstanding Research Supervisor Award. 

The RATE awards depend on student nominations. Your nominations are used to inform the University about what you, as a student body, consider to be the best methods of teaching. They are also used to identify any necessary improvements in learning and teaching at the University. RATE is intended to empower students to be co-creators in their learning & teaching experience through feeding back about their learning experience at Stirling.

If you would like to know more about RATE, please email Amy Eberlin, our Democracy & Research Coordinator.

RATE Awards 2017 - Winners!

Huge congratulations to our winners, runners up and honourable mentions at the 2017 RATE Awards. See below for the full list. Photos from the evening can be viewed here

If you weren't able to attend and wish to collect your certificate or trophy, please email theunion@stir.ac.uk

Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Winner

Angus Vine

Runner-Up

Katherine Halsey

Honourable Mention

Beatriz Bassu

Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Health Sciences & Sport

Winner

Jennifer Young

Runner-Up

Pete Coffee

Honourable Mention

Cari Malcolm

Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Natural Sciences

Winner

Eoin O’Sullivan

Runner-Up

Charles Pain

Honourable Mention

Trevor Telfer

Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Winner

Dalene Swanson

Runner-Up

Sarah Wilson

Honourable Mention

Beth Cairns

Excellence in Teaching in the Stirling Management School

Winner

Christine Wilson

Runner-Up

Alan Goodacre

Honourable Mention

Dimitrios Kolyperas

Fantastic Feedback Award

Winner

Charlotte McPherson

Runner-Up

Joe Higgins

Honourable Mention

Frans de Vries

Outstanding Admin Award

Winner

Virginia Respinger

Runner-Up

Allison Butler

Honourable Mention

Barbara Kettlewell

Exceptional Student Support Award

Winner

Darren Matheson

Runner-Up

Clare Kennedy

Honourable Mention

Kathleen Stoddart

Outstanding Professional Mentoring & Personal Development Award

Winner

Alison Jasper

Runner-Up

Maria Fotopoulou

Honourable Mention

Pauline Keith

Innovation in Postgraduate Teaching Award

Winner

Roger Watt

Runner-Up

Kevin Campbell

Honourable Mention

Nils Bunnefeld

Research Postgraduate Supervisor of the Year Award

Winner

Markus Kittler

Runner-Up

Tessa Parkes

Honourable Mention

Angus Hunter

I ♥ My Tutor Award

Winner

Alisdair Dobie

Runner-Up

Hannah Buchannan-Smith

Honourable Mention

Dimos Kambouroudis

Faculty of the Year

Winner

Stirling Management School

Runner-Up

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Honourable Mention

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Student Service of the Year

Winner

Information Services

Runner-Up

Student Money Advice & Welfare Service

Honourable Mention

Careers & Employability Services

Course Rep of the Year Winner Marie Costardi Marok

Faculty Officer of the Year

Winner

Kelsey Blemings

Runner-Up

Suzanne Buiter

Honourable Mention

Jenny Brass

Santander Outstanding Achievement Award

Winner

Maureen Egan

Runner-Up

Clare Wilson

Honourable Mention

Alan Somerville

 

 

 

RATE is kindly sponsored by Santander.

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email: theunion@stir.ac.uk
phone: 01786 467166

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