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Pilkington Prizes honour teaching excellence

Pilkington Prizes honour teaching excellence

Dr Matthew Juniper, back row, first on left, with the other Pilkington Prize winners

Twelve of the University’s very best teaching talents have been honoured at the annual Pilkington Prizes awards ceremony.

This year's leading lights include pioneers of visual and oral archive as historical sources and developers of fresh and acclaimed new courses and qualifications.

One of the winners is Dr Matthew Juniper, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Energy Group. A gifted and dedicated teacher, he's been at the forefront of adopting new technology to animate his lectures on fluid mechanics. It's largely due to his efforts that the popularity of fluids as a specialist area for students has grown significantly in recent years. He developed a new type of online resource to supplement his lectures and clarify difficult aspects of the course.

This year, as part of the University's 800th anniversary celebrations, all winners of the first Pilkington Prizes were invited to join the 2009 nominees for a dinner at Murray Edwards College, along with Cambridge Foundation Trustees past and present, students, University representatives and members of the Pilkington family.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alison Richard awarded the prizes.

The Pilkington Teaching Prizes were established in 1994 by businessman and alumnus of Trinity, Sir Alastair Pilkington during his term as Chairman of the Cambridge Foundation. The aim was to ensure that excellence in teaching at the University was given proper recognition.

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