Students Staff

22 June 2018

Supervisor success

Filed under: Latest news — Heather Leathley @ 12:33 pm

A new Supervisor of the Year Award to recognise the excellent work undertaken by our supervisors to support and encourage our postgraduate researchers, attracted a large volume of nominations from students.

The students who gave their Doctoral Inaugural Lectures

Professor Martyna Sliwa, Dean (Postgraduate Research and Education) chaired a selection panel, consisting of all four Deputy Deans (PGR&E) who had the hard job of narrowing the nominations down to a Supervisor of the Year for each Faculty and an overall winner for the University in 2018.

The winners were:

  • Prof Ismene Gizelis – Supervisor of the Year – (Social Sciences)
  • Dr Leanne Andrews – Supervisor of the Year – (Science and Health)
  • Dr Susan Oliver – Supervisor of the Year – (Humanities)
  • Dr Marie Juanchich – Overall Supervisor of the Year 2018

Their awards were presented at a special celebration event which recognised the achievements of PGR students and staff during the academic year. Doctoral Inaugural Lectures by recent graduates from all three Faculties, Dr Tuesday Watts, Aviah Day and Dr Saranzaya Manalsuren, showcased the diversity of postgraduate research carried out at Essex.

“The Doctoral Inaugural Lectures highlighted the diverse range of research areas at Essex. It was delightful and inspiring to hear about the experiences of our recent doctoral students of their postgraduate research study, about how the doctoral degree has allowed them to develop and progress professionally, and about the plans they have for the future” said Professor Martyna Sliwa.

The Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Forster welcomed everyone to the event: “Essex is a dual-intensive University – Gold-rated in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework and in the top 20 for research in the Research Excellence Framework – and we are fundamentally committed to ensuring that our world-class research, and the transformative education we deliver, complement and feed into each other.

“In the case of postgraduate research education, in particular, these two pillars of our University’s mission meet, as we cultivate future generations of cutting-edge researchers who, throughout their lives, will strive to make the world a better place.”

You can see all the photos from the event in our flickr album.

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