Congratulations to our academics

We would like to congratulate our staff members Hazel Messenger, Stephen Hills and Vanessa Airth.

Date: 13/07/2016

We would like to congratulate our staff Hazel Messenger and Stephen Hills for being awarded the University Teaching Fellowship awards, and Vanessa Airth for being awarded the HEA Senior fellowship award.

Hazel Messenger has been awarded the University Teaching Fellowship award this year in recognition of her contribution as a creative, passionate and student-centred teacher deeply engaged with pedagogical theorisation and research. Together with her role as the course leader of Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and facilitator of professional development of higher education academics, this approach has lead hazel to make a significant and positive impact.

Stephen Hills has also been awarded the University Teaching Fellowship award this year in the panel’s acknowledgement of Stephen's contribution as a dynamic, research-led and student-centred teacher who is developing effective approaches to fostering employability and the teaching of research methods.

Vanessa Airth has been awarded the Higher Education Academy Senior Fellowship award. Vanessa presented to a panel of experts demonstrating the achievement of all dimensions of the United Kingdom’s Professional Standard framework (UKPS.) The panel said that Vanessa, "demonstrated a rich and comprehensive grasp of scholarship and pedagogical principles, and has also applied these concepts to develop dynamic, thoughtful and fit-for-purpose programmes with beneficial outcomes for both student learning and staff development.”

Dr Simon Jones, Dean Guildhall School of Business and Law, said, “I am delighted at the success of colleagues in the Guildhall School of Business and Law in achieving University Teaching Fellowship and Senior Fellowship of the HEA.  It continues to demonstrate the innovation and ambition for the highest quality student focused teaching and learning among our academic community.”

Guildhall is very proud of our staff members who go above and beyond for educational quality, and we are glad that their achievement has been acknowledged.