Leeds academics recognised for teaching excellence

Two University of Leeds academics have received prestigious teaching awards.

Dr Dave Lewis and Professor Nigel Lockett outside the Great Hall.

The two successes strengthen the University of Leeds’ position as a top institution for teaching and learning, having now been awarded 22 National Teaching Fellowships - more than any other institution in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) announced today (11 June 2015) that Dr Dave Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience and Scientific Ethics, and Professor Nigel Lockett, Professor of Enterprise at the University’s Business School, have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships in recognition of their commitment to teaching and learning.

Dr Dave Lewis, from the School of Biomedical Sciences, said: “I think it is important to work in partnership with our students to provide an exceptional and innovative educational experience for them. I also strongly believe in the need to engage the wider community with science and its ethical implications.”

Professor Nigel Lockett said: “In my role at the University I work closely with students, graduates and growing businesses to help develop their entrepreneurial skills. I always look to offer the best possible opportunities that will enable them to develop strong enterprising skills or start a successful business in the future. I really enjoy working directly with businesses as I can feed first-hand experience directly into my teaching, giving my students a better insight into industry.”

The National Teaching Fellowships scheme is managed by the Higher Education Academy and funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland. 

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