Sunday, 21 October 2007

Short Listed - University of Glasgow Teaching Excellence Award 2007


This may sound a tad big headed but I thought I'd gloat a little about being short listed for the University of Glasgow Teaching Excellence Award 2007! (Since the uni website only seems to be promoting the winners...ahem ahem:)

Breaking a number of 'firsts' -
the First to be short listed in Theology/Islamic Studies,
the First to be short listed who is Muslim/Ethnic Minority/Scot,
the First to be short listed who is a Doctoral Candidate and NOT a full time member of staff.
the First to be short listed who has had his teaching reviewed and featured three times in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) and the Times Educational Supplement.

Although not winning this prestigious award, my teaching was commended by the selection committee and a letter from Professor Andrea Nolan, Vice Principal for Learning and Teaching at the university, stated how the committee were impressed 'with the considerable amount of time and effort put into promoting Islamic Studies and the enthusiasm shown and achievements in such a short period of time'.

It has been a pleasure teaching at the University of Glasgow and I hope that this will continue. Now all I need is for the University to offer me a permanent post in teaching! ;-)

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