The President's Awards
  1. Winners 2018
  2. Shortlisted nominees 2018
  3. Categories
  4. Winners 2017
  5. Winners 2016
  6. Winners 2015
The President's Awards

Winners 2015

Most Improved Student Experience

Sport and Leisure team
Sports and Leisure Team

Student & Academic Services

Nominated for their commitment to City’s student population through their management and delivery of City’s Sports Programme. They maintained a programme of activities following the closure of Saddlers Sports Centre, and managed the transition to the new CitySport. Students were encouraged to join the Social Sport programme, with numbers soaring from 1,200 in year 1 to 4,800 by year 3.

Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community:

Eamon Martin
Eamon Martin

Director of Educational Relationships

Nominated for the role he plays in support of the City of London Academy, Islington. City, University of London jointly sponsors the Academy in partnership with the City of London Corporation and Eamon became the Deputy Chair of Governors at the newly formed Academy in 2008. He was elected as Chair of Governors in 2012 and under his leadership, the governing body has been recognised by Ofsted as outstanding.

Outstanding Doctoral Supervision:

Katerina Hilari
Dr Katerina Hilari

Reader in Acquired Language Impairments

Nominated for providing effective support, regular feedback with honest and constructive criticism. She encourages students to think and go further, to take part in conferences, to publish research outcomes and provides solutions in any difficult situation, at any time.

Outstanding Engagement with Business and the Professions:

Caroline Wiertz
Professor Caroline Wiertz, Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship, Cass
Lotta Olsson, Community Manager at the Hangout, Student Enterprise

Nominated for their work involving City Unrulyversity and The Hangout, where they regularly engage with the businesses and professions of London’s Tech scene. These initiatives have had a significant impact - between January 2013 and April 2015, City Unrulyversity delivered 62 sessions attended by over 2700 people.

Outstanding Research Income:

David Crabb
Professor David Crabb

Optometry and Visual Sciences

Nominated for his outstanding profile of research income, prestigious awards, industry partnerships, academic leadership, capacity building and likely impact. He is an academic leader of high standing who enhances both the income and reputation of City, University of London.

Outstanding Research Impact:

Julienne Meyer
Professor Julienne Meyer

Professor of Nursing Care for Older Adult, School of Health Sciences

Nominated for her ongoing research and development work to promote quality of life in care homes for older people through the My Home Life programme (MHL). The programme has had a significant impact on health and social care policy and practice and led to a collaborative initiative with Age UK.  External research on My Home Life has demonstrated positive impact on dementia care, community visiting and commissioning.

Outstanding Service in Support of Students:

David Ross
David Ross

Quality Officer, School of Health Sciences

Nominated for transforming student engagement in the School and demonstrating outstanding leadership in embedding students at the heart of the programmes. “There are very few staff at City who work as hard to improve not just the Student Experience but the lives of students. He has the passion, dedication and a genuine desire to make a difference to students.”

Maria Coelho

Student Administration Officer, Student and Academic Services

Nominated for her work as the interface between students, City and the Student Loan Company.  “No other institution in the UK has succeeded in recovering as much back-dated tuition fee income from complex cases of mismatched student data than City.  Maria has played a crucial role in making this happen, while always working hard to help students navigate through the SLC maze.”

Team of the Year:

Unitemps Team

Nominated for their dedication and pride in ensuring customer satisfaction. They are flexible and demonstrate a customer focused, can-do attitude.

Excellence in Learning and Teaching:

Qingwei Ma
Professor Qingwei Ma

Department of Civil Engineering

Nominated for his active and successful research career. Alongside this,he tries to provide the best environment for learning. Students find him inspirational and motivating. His contribution to a previously unsuccessful first year Hydraulics model mitigated student dissatisfaction and ensured that pass rates and average examination marks improved substantially.

Rhiannon Macdonnell
Dr Rhiannon MacDonnell
Faculty of Management

Nominated for her highly innovative and creative work on the MSc Marketing Strategy & Innovation course, which involved helping students launch their own crowd-funding campaign. This provided students with an applied opportunity to market an idea, business, or cause that required integrating learning from across the MSc programme, provided them with a tangible outcome.

Gill Harrison
Gill Harrison

Programme Director for the Medical Ultrasound programmes, School of Health Sciences

Nominated for her flipped classroom approach within the ultrasound programme, to assist students to link theory to practice. It provides support for those who are unable to attend lectures and allows tailored learning to suit different learning styles and needs. Her use of film viewing, classroom clickers, interactive games, role play and simulation have enhanced the student experience and engagement with learning.

David Amos
David Amos

Director of Legal Practice, City Law School

Nominated for his dedication to students and work in building the Legal Practice Course (LPC) which is now paying dividends for the School in terms of the student experience. He is a brilliant teacher who has made a consistent effort in being a resource available to LLB students considering whether to undertake the LPC. The payoff for the School can be seen in the improved number and quality of LLB students staying on for the LPC at City.

Alex Lingas
Dr Alexander Lingas

Department of Music

Nominated for his excellent teaching and support for junior colleagues. He has set standards which have contributed to student satisfaction across the entire programme. His enthusiasm for learning is genuine and visible to students and this, alongside both his outstanding contributions to music performance and his first class research, make him exemplary.