Catz members shortlisted for OUSU Teaching Awards

Catz members shortlisted for OUSU Teaching Awards

Congratulations to four of our St Catz community, who have been shortlisted for the OUSU Teaching awards, with the winners to be announced in the Town Hall on Tuesday 3rd May.

Professor Gervase Rosser (Fellow and Tutor in History of Art), Zubin Siganporia (Lecturer and Tutor in Maths) and St Catz alumni Professor David Hine (1967, PPE) and Professor Chris Norbury (1979, Biochemistry) are all in the running to receive the top prize in their respective categories, having been shortlisted from 650 nominations. Nominations are accepted from any student on a University of Oxford course, from which a number of panels consisting of students and an OUSU sabbatical officer select the shortlists and then the winner for each of the six categories.

Professor Rosser commented, “It is an honour to be nominated by students for a tutorial award. We are very fortunate, in this University, to be able to work closely with students and to respond to each on an individual basis. The relationships which develop in this culture are beneficial – and enjoyable – for all parties.”

Providing students with direct opportunities to recognise excellence in teaching, the OUSU teaching award winners will be used as examples to promote excellent teaching around Oxford.

Zubin Siganporia was also delighted with his nomination. He commented, "It’s a pleasure to teach within the vibrant community that forms the basis of St Catherine’s, and it’s a real privilege to work alongside such a great team of maths tutors in college. We’re very fortunate to interact with a fantastic set of students, and the fact that they made the effort of nominating one of their teachers for an OUSU award is really appreciated."

For further information, please see the OUSU website here. We wish all four of our finalists the best of luck ahead of the awards ceremony!!