Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

HEA Fellowship Awards

Our commitment to research-led teaching: three new HEA Fellowship awards and success in PDP Academy 12

The Department has renamed itself as the Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences to reflect the breadth of its research-led teaching in the fields of Geography, Environmental Sciences and EarthSciences. We are delighted to announce that three members of staff: Dr Lewis Holloway, Dr Malcolm Lillie and Dr Jane Reed were awarded Higher Education Academy Fellowships this summer to reflect their demonstrable commitment to teaching. Dr Jane Bunting is already a longstanding Fellow of the HEA.

In addition to taught modules, we are busy developing parallel support for students’ related skills-development activities (Personal Development Planning) to strengthen their employability prospects. We were a trailblazer for the adoption of dedicated PebblePad software in 2011-12. Dr Reed has now been awarded a place on the Centre for Recording Achievement’s PDP Academy 12 programme, for a joint project with Biology to develop a dedicated dissertation support area in PebblePad, Dissertation Direct. The PDP Academy programme provides project teams with an external ‘critical friend’ to support project developments and with opportunities to work with others on the programme with similar aims and objectives.

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