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Spotlight on Success - September 2019

Spotlight on Success

Each month we publish a selection of key Teaching & Learning and Research achievements and developments. See September's news below.

Awards & Prizes

  • The 2019 Celebration of Teaching & Learning Success Awards were held on Wednesday 25 September, in the Meadow Suite. Awards were presented to our new National Teaching Fellows, University Teaching Fellows, T&L Collaborative Award winners, and Academic Practice Programme (APP) Award winners - which are all co-ordinated by the University's Centre for Quality Support and Development (CQSD).
  • Three Reading academics have been shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards 2019:
    • Research project of the year (STEM) - Dr Rebecca Emerton and Dr Andrea Ficchi (Geography and Environmental Science): flood forecasting Mozambique cyclones
    • Research Project of the year (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) - Professor Rosa Freedman (Law): safeguarding children in peacekeeping operations and conflict zones
    • Outstanding teacher of the year - Dr Madeleine Davies (English Literature)
  •  Professor Adrian Bell (Head of ICMA Centre and Research Dean for Prosperity and Resilience) has been awarded funding of nearly £1m by the AHRC for research bringing together the people and places involved in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.
  • Dr Ellen Pilsworth (Modern Languages & Linguistics) has been awarded a British Academy/Wolfson fellowship for her project ‘Knowing the Nazis, Inside and Out: Anti-Fascist Publishing In Austria, Germany and Britain, 1927-1940'.
  • Dr Alanna Skuse (English Literature) has been awarded the Wellcome University Award for her project, ‘What think you of a wound? - wounding oneself in early modern England'.
  • Dr Lucy Tyler (Film, Theatre & Television) has been awarded funding by Arts Council England for a second partnership with South Street Arts Centre on an Associate Artist Programme, commissioning six practitioners to create new performance pieces in Reading.
  • Professor Gavin Parker, Dr Matthew Wargent and Kat Salter (Built Environment) won the Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards 2019, in recognition of their extensive research on Neighbourhood Planning.


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