University of Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Award

Most innovative teacher

Congratulations to Dr Ombretta Romice on receiving the ‘Most Innovative Teacher’ award at the University of Strathclyde Students’ Association Teaching Excellence Awards, on 18th May 2016.   

Now in its seventh year, the Teaching Excellence Awards (TEAs) scheme continues to recognise tutors who inspire and stimulate students’ learning. Professor Zoe Shipton commented, 'They provide the students in their classes with intellectually challenging experiences in an innovative and supportive environment. They are exemplary teachers who actively engage students in the learning process and foster a learning community. They think of the students as much more than just a number or line in their job description that they have to fulfil, but as individuals. This is well deserved recognition of the hard work and imagination put into their teaching, especially as the nominations come directly from the students'. Zoe expressed her thanks to the students who nominated staff, "This kind of recognition means so much to the individual staff members who work so hard to keep their teaching engaging, challenging and fun". Ombretta responded;

I was delighted to receive this award and can only thank the students who thought I deserved it. It fills me with pride. Working with the students is always the best part of my job. If I had to guess what inspires them it is being presented with really complex problems, meaning they have to develop the skills and principles that they will need after graduation. Whilst I won the award, many of my colleagues were also nominated, which shows that we are a hard working and committed Department.

Dr Ombretta Romice