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Your Star award winners

09 May 2019 @TeesUniNews

 

University staff have been honoured for their dedication, achievements and long service.

Beverly Boden (centre) won Most Inspirational Member of Staff.
Beverly Boden (centre) won Most Inspirational Member of Staff.

The annual Star awards, in collaboration with the Students’ Union, bring together the presentations for long service, with a series of special awards that recognise the contributions made by colleagues from across the University.

This year over 500 nominations were received across 11 categories and the winners were announced at a special ceremony in the Students’ Union hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Croney.

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 25 years of service, while Rachel Duncan, a Senior Lecturer in Nursing in the School of Health & Social Care, received a long service award for 40 years of service to the University.

The full list of Star awards winners are:

Innovation and Enterprise: Dr David Hughes - School of Science, Engineering & Design

Outstanding Teaching: Dr Paul Dean - School of Science, Engineering & Design

Research Performance: Dr Maher Al-Greer - School of Science, Engineering & Design

Outstanding Student Support: Irfan Sadiq - English Language Unit

The whole University community offers its congratulations to all the winners and everybody who was nominated.

Professor Paul Croney

Outstanding Leadership: Sajid Abdullah - School of Science, Engineering & Design

Unsung Hero: Saul Johnson – School of Computing and Digital Technologies

Fantastic Feedback: Jules Downs - School of Health & Social Care

Promoting Employability: Sport and Wellbeing Management

Most Inspirational Member of Staff: Beverly Boden - Teesside University Business School

Students' Union Staff: Harjot Ghundoo

Team of the Year: Department for International Development

Professor Croney said: 'The Star awards are one of the highlights of the year and it is always an honour to recognise the exceptional contribution our staff continue to make to the University’s success.

'There is some truly exceptional work being carried out across Team Teesside and I would like to thank staff for all their hard work and professionalism.

'It is fantastic to see so many staff recognised for both long service and Star awards and the whole University community offers its congratulations to all the winners and everybody who was nominated.'