New Teaching Fellows announced

Three academics at London Metropolitan University have been awarded Teaching Fellowships for their excellent contribution to teaching and learning.

Date: 11/04/2012

Three academics at London Metropolitan University have been awarded Teaching Fellowships for their excellent contribution to teaching and learning. 

London Met's Dr Yanguo Jing, Linda Johnson, and Dr Rosemary Stott have each been awarded a fellowship, which recognises staff who have inspired and enhanced student learning and educational practice. 

The awards reflect London Met’s commitment to ensuring a quality learning experience for students, and highlight the exemplary contribution of individual staff members. 

Rosemary, Principal Lecturer in Film Studies, has worked at London Met for 20 years and been involved in promoting innovation in learning and teaching across the University since 2000. She teaches on the MA Education course, and was nominated for the award by a colleague. 

“It’s nice to get some recognition for my work in the area of Learning and Teaching”, Rosemary said. “I would like to publish in this field and this has certainly boosted my motivation to do so.

“In many ways we are leading the way in this area, particularly in terms of using technology to aid study, and it’s brilliant that the University continues to invest in it. I always feel supported in this work.”

Yanguo, Principal Lecturer in Computing, moved to the UK from China after winning a PhD scholarship at Heriot-Watt University. He’s been teaching at London Met for nearly ten years, and feels the vibrancy is what makes the institution so special. 

“For me, the best thing about London Met is the cultural diversity. You really do meet people from all over the world”, he said. 

“I am delighted to win this award. It’s nice to be formally recognised for all the hard work over the last 10 years.”

This sentiment was echoed by Linda, who is in her 24th year of teaching at London Met. Currently Head of Learning and Teaching, Linda said: “Although the feedback from students is what really matters to me, this recognition from the University is fantastic. 

“Inspiring students is at the heart of my teaching and I always have their success and employability in mind. It’s great to receive official support for my work.”  

The new Teaching Fellows will be formally awarded their Fellowships during a special ceremony in July.