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HE in FE Teaching Award Winner Announced

Thu 10th Jan, 2008

The 2007 HE in FE Teaching Award and a cheque for £500 was presented by radio and television presenter Maggie Philbin to Hull College’s Rose Papworth during the New Engineering Foundation’s Annual Seminar and Award Ceremony at the Institute of Directors in London on January 9th 2008.

The HE in FE Teaching Award showcases the commitment, imagination and innovation shown in the delivery of Higher Nationals, Foundation Degrees and other undergraduate programmes in further education colleges covering Engineering and its related subject areas such as technology and mathematics.

This award, which is attracting an increasing number of nominations each year, provides an opportunity for lecturers in further education colleges to receive national recognition for their outstanding learning and teaching practices and prompted the panel to reward all three finalists in recognition of the difficulties involved in making the final decision. This year’s winner is Hull College’s Rose Papworth who was presented with her certificate and cheque for £500 during the New Engineering Foundation’s Annual Seminar and Award Ceremony at the Institute of Directors, in London on 9th January 2008 by radio and television presenter Maggie Philbin.

Rose was nominated for her significant contributions in developing and supporting ILT within Hull College, the major role she’s had in the development of several new HE programmes, and her outstanding levels of student support.

Rose’s development of Elgg for tracking and recording various aspects of HE students’ programmes means that students are now able to receive both formative and summative feedback on their work placement development, regardless of geographical location, which is located in one, easily accessible area, instead of distributed around various paper-based documents.

They can keep in communication with the unit tutor, the employer and each other through one, web-based area – by having online discussions and mentor training, geographical and time constraints are bypassed. The tutors responsible for the work placements still need to visit employers, but they are now able to access feedback on how students are progressing on a much more immediate basis. More details of the project can be found at

The two other finalists, who received certificates and cheques for £150, were Solihull College’s Cyrus Fardaghaie, and Chris Phillipson from Lincoln College.

Pictures from the ceremony will shortly be available in the Teaching Award section of our HE in FE pages.