At the recent Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching Conference, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for the MSc in Health Informatics in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science at Swansea University, Judy Jenkins, was presented with an Excellence in Teaching Award.
Judy, who has been lecturing on the subject for a number of years, said she was delighted to receive such a prestigious award. She continued that it demonstrates that teaching is at the forefront of everything we do in Population Data Science and combines our research strands with contemporary learning in health informatics. She also stated that she is very grateful to be acknowledged in this way as it meant students had taken the time to nominate her and provide specific feedback on why she deserved the recognition. Comments included
“Her teaching method is excellent. She makes you think rather than just listen. “
“Her teaching is really outstanding and innovative.”
“The class environment is very relaxed, supportive, exciting, interesting, inspiring, very engaging, and I always look forward to our classes both online and offline. ”
The committee responsible for the final decision said that competition was stiff this year. Still, the strength and number of nominations clearly indicated that the students respected the individual hard work and effort needed to deliver a programme successfully. Judy was also recognised for her efforts at the Medical School graduation ceremony in July, where she was presented with a commemorative scroll.
Judy summed up the award with a quote – “The pressure is on now to see if I can repeat it for future years!”
The MSc in Health Informatics course is one of the many post-graduate and continuing professional development courses delivered by Population Data Science, based in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science at Swansea University.