The Golden Roses is an annual awards evening designed to recognise UCLan staff across the university and our partner institutions. Held in Preston the awards evening is an opportunity for students to give something back to the wonderful staff that enhance the student experience.
This year marked the 5th year since UCLan Students’ Union established its annual awards which remain the only staff awards that are nominated, decided and awarded by students.
We are exceptionally proud to announce that we had two members of staff who were shortlisted for an award! Emma McAndry for the ‘Real World Learning Award’ and Craig Laverick nominated for the ‘Most Innovative Teaching of the Year Award’. Not forgetting Lancashire Law School which was nominated for the ‘School of the Year Award’ along with three other Schools across the university.
The Real World Learning Award recognises a member of staff who helps students to develop as professionals, provides opportunities for students to experience the professional environment while enhancing student employability either through their teaching and support.
Emma was ecstatic with the news “I am absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for the Golden Roses Real World Teaching Award. That this recognition has come from the students is a real honour. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed providing opportunities for the students and supporting them along the way. They’ve been so eager to learn and engage, that it’s not been a chore, but a real pleasure.
I’d just like to say thank you so much for nominating me!”
The Most Innovative teaching of the Year Award recognises a member of teaching staff that explores new methods of teaching and proactively engages students in different ways. Candidates may use new forms of technology or refresh current methods to facilitate learning, undertake creative teaching styles that promote a positive student experience or encourage student to work or think in different ways.
Craig was delighted to hear about his nomination “I am so pleased to have been shortlisted for the Golden Rose Most Innovative Teaching of the Year Award. I have really enjoyed teaching the students this year, and I want to thank them for making my teaching experience stimulating and enjoyable. Law students are very hard working… but Lancashire Law School Students are fantastic! Thanks for nominating me!”
The award ceremony itself couldn’t have gone any better. The Lancashire Law School WON the award for School of the Year, something which we are incredibly humbled and thankful for. Emma McAndry also went on to win her award for Real World Teaching.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank anybody who voted, we are extremely proud and grateful, hopefully we will hold the title for years to come!