English Win LSU Amazing Course Team 2017 Award!

Last night at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool Students’ Union held the 8th annual Amazing Teaching Awards, an event that celebrates excellent teaching and support across LJMU – with all votes from our students themselves. English were shortlisted in the ‘Amazing Course Team’ section, alongside thirteen dauntingly excellent departments – and we won!

Numerous members of the department were shortlisted in individual categories too; Joanna Price (‘Amazing Feedback’), Jon Cranfield and Colin Harrison (‘Amazing Supervisor’) and Filippo Menozzi (‘Amazing Teacher’).

We are SO excited to have received this honour – one which rewards one of our proudest achievements as a department – that we think and work as a team to give our students the best experience we can. So we just want to say an enormous thank you to our AMAZING students for nominating us in such numbers and with such eloquence. Here’s some of the lovely things they wrote:

‘The English team go above and beyond for their students and are always there to help you through. Whether it be a question in an email over an assignment or something personally affecting your work, then they will do whatever they can to help. You can tell they are all very passionate about their areas of the field and that helps students to be passionate too.’

Subject Leader Alice Ferrebe had the honour of collecting the award. She neither tripped up nor had to make a speech, so that was good. Here with Filippo Menozzi and Joanna Price.

‘The staff in the department are incredibly friendly. They go beyond their duty for students.’

‘I have received continuous encouragement and positive energy from all tutors on this course. I’ve been given consistent feedback and constructive help enabling me to improve. All members of the department have been more than willing to help and advise, in class and by appointment.’

‘The atmosphere in the English department is friendly and welcoming, as a student you always feel there is someone you can talk to and the level of support is incredible. There is a real sense that you can approach any member of staff, not just those who teach you personally, to ask advice and it will be warmly met. As well as getting amazing teaching, it really makes a different to study in a department which is so supportive of its students. There are always opportunities for students to get involved in the department and the staff genuinely care about student feedback.’

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