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Teaching Awards 2020 Winners Announced

The winners of this year’s Teaching Awards for all staff across the University of Exeter’s campuses were announced via a video ceremony last night.

Teachind Awards 2020


  • The winners of this year’s Teaching Awards for all staff across the University of Exeter’s campuses were announced via a video ceremony last night.

  • The highest number of nominations for five years had been whittled down to College shortlists for each category: Inspirational Teaching, Outstanding Pastoral Support, Outstanding Supervisor, College Star, and the Extra Mile Award. The College winners were then forwarded to the Super Panel to attempt the difficult decision of choosing overall winners.

  • You can watch the Awards video on our Facebook page or our Vimeo page

  • A huge thank you to every student who placed a nomination – even if yours didn’t make the final shortlist, we really appreciate you taking the time to recognise the achievements of the amazing staff at the University of Exeter. 

  • Thank you, also, to everyone involved in the panels. It was tough enough task selecting the College shortlists let alone choosing our eventual winners! A huge thank you to the College Officers and Full-Times Officers, and of course Tim Quine and Beverly Hawkins, for presenting at our virtual ceremony.  

  • And finally, congratulations to all the winners and shortlisted staff! Hearing about all the wonderful, inspirational and at moments, life-changing, things you do for students has made our year! 

  • The Results

  • Buisness School

  • Inspirational Teaching Award  Gary Abrahams 
    Pastoral Award  Holly Henderson  
    Supervisor Award  Will Harvey 
    College Star Award  Costa Manolchev (Cornwall Campus)



  • College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

  • Inspirational Teaching Award  Hugo Barbosa and Mark Callaway (Cornwall Campus)
    Pastoral Award Tim Jupp 
    Supervisor Award Ke Li 
    College Star Award Pete Vukusic 


  • College of Humanities 

  • Inspirational Teaching Award  Ljubica Spaskovska 
    Pastoral Award Eliana  Maestri 
    Supervisor Award  Fabrizio Nevola 
    College Star Award  Katharine Earnshaw  


  • College of Life and Environmental Sciences

  • Inspirational Teaching Award  Cris Burgess 
    Pastoral Award  Chris Laing (Cornwall Campus)
    Supervisor Award  Natalia Lawrence 
    College Star Award  Kelly Moyes (Cornwall Campus)


  • College of Medicine and Health 

  • Inspirational Teaching Award  Clare Thorn 
    Pastoral Award  Devon - Shelly Dogra and Ali Prust, Cornwall - Beth Chapman 
    Supervisor Award  Devon - Valentina Mosienko, Cornwall - Ben Wheeler  
    College Star Award  Mino Belle and Vrinda Nayak 

  • College of Social Sciences and International Studies  

  • Inspirational Teaching Award  Devon - Family Law Team: Liz Trinder, David Tyzack, Rebecca Probert and Anne Barlow, Cornwall - Delacey Tedesco
    Pastoral Award  Fatima Rawan 
    Supervisor Award  Matthew Channon 
    College Star Award  Suzanne Byrch 


  • Extra Mile Awards – chosen by The Guild and The SU  

  • Devon  Claire Botham 
    Cornwall  Hannah Partington


  • Main Awards

  • Inspirational Teaching Award 

  • Devon  Gary Abrahams 
    Cornwall  Delacey Tedesco 


  • Pastoral Award  

  • Devon  Eliana Maestri  
    Cornwall  Chris Laing 

  • Supervisor Award   

  • Devon  Natalia Lawrence and William Harvey 
    Cornwall   Ben Wheeler 


  • College Star Award  

  • Cornwall  Kelly Moyes 
    St Luke’s  Vrinda Nayak  
    Streatham  Pete Vakusic 



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