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Staff honoured at annual awards

18 May 2017 @TeesUniNews

 

University staff have been rewarded for the outstanding contributions they have made, as well as their dedication, commitment and long service.

Darren Johnson, receiving his Most Inspirational Member of Staff award.
Darren Johnson, receiving his Most Inspirational Member of Staff award.

This year’s event saw the University and Students’ Union collaborate to celebrate the excellence demonstrated throughout the year at the Star Awards.

The awards bring together the annual presentations for long service and academic achievement, with a series of special awards that recognise the outstanding contributions made by nominated colleagues from across the University.

This year’s awards ceremony was held in The Hub in the Students’ Union. Staff were recognised in categories including Outstanding Teaching, Team of the Year and Unsung hero.

In addition, a number of long service awards were presented to staff who have completed either 25 or 40 years of dedicated service to the University in a special reception hosted by the Vice-Chancellor in the Curve earlier in the evening.

The full list of Star Awards winners are:

  • Innovation and Enterprise - Simon Richards, School of Health & Social Care
  • Outstanding Teaching – Dr Emeka Amalu, School of Science & Engineering
  • Research Performance – Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch, School of Health & Social Care
  • Outstanding Student Support Service – Maneer Rassul, Student Services
  • Outstanding Leadership – Jayne Cornforth, School of Health & Social Care
  • Unsung Hero – Kelly Dunn, Legal and Governance Services
  • Fantastic Feedback – Dr Rob Hawkes, School of Design, Culture & the Arts
  • Team of the Year – Cleaning, Campus Services
  • Promoting Employability - Kimberley Collins, School of Social Sciences, Business & Law
  • Most Inspirational Member of Staff – Darren Johnson, School of Social Sciences, Business & Law
  • Students’ Union Staff – Mark Whitehill, Students’ Union.