Congratulations to Dr Hugh Hunt who has been awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering ExxonMobil Excellence in Teaching Award. Due to Hugh's award, the Department is now recognised as an "ExxonMobil Centre of Teaching Excellence" and will be rewarded with a package of benefits worth £50,000. Speaking before the award ceremony Hugh said, "I'm thrilled to get this award. Good teaching is like good theatre - it's the audience that matters. I work hard to entertain my audience and I think it makes a difference."
The ExxonMobil Excellence in Teaching Awards in association with The Royal Academy of Engineering has been established to identify and reward centres of Excellence in Engineering Teaching in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Ian Bowbrick, Head of Professional Formation comments, “The Academy has been greatly encouraged by the effective university teaching practice this scheme has identified, particularly as the current funding mechanism is so heavily weighted towards research output. The Academy is also delighted that a leading industrial company in the shape of ExxonMobil recognises the importance of the teaching of undergraduate engineers to the future prosperity and well-being of this country.
To apply for a Teaching Award ideal candidates need to have shown a commitment to teaching, professional activities, establishing industrial-academic links and promoting engineering as a rewarding and creative career.