An Evening of Thought-provoking Educational Research: Catch up on Imperial’s MEd ULT Presentation and Prize-giving Event

We are excited to share the highlights of our inspiring and enjoyable, presentation and prize-giving event where we showcased the outstanding work of our students and celebrated their academic achievements. For those who missed the event or wish to relive the moment, we’re pleased to announce that the recording is available on Panopto. 

Presentations That Sparked Critical Reflection 

Our event began with insightful presentations from three of our students from the Master’s in University Learning and Teaching programme, each delving into current and crucial topics: 

  • Dr. Charlotte Kestner, Department of Mathematics: “Women in Imperial Mathematics: Why so scarce, and can anything be done?”  
  • Dr. Catherine Mansfield, Department of Life Sciences: “‘We have learning objectives, not enjoyment objectives’: The role of enjoyment in Life Sciences teaching and learning.”  
  • Dr. Camille Gajria, School of Public Health: “A stitch in time: How to support medical students developing practical wisdom.”  

The engaging presentations provided valuable perspectives and prompted thoughtful discussions among our diverse audience. 

Recognizing Achievement: Award Winners 

Following the enlightening presentations, we had the pleasure of celebrating the achievements of three individuals who were presented with awards for outstanding work: 

  • Dr. Isabel Rabey: PG Cert ULT Portfolio Prize 
  • Dr. Marieke Peuscher: PG Dip ULT Library Project Prize (“Who belongs in the lab? Evaluating the determinants of belonging among biomedical science students.”) 
  • Dr. Charlotte Kestner: MEd ULT Dissertation Prize 

These awards were presented by Professor Alan Spivey, Associate Provost (Learning and Teaching), adding an extra layer of significance to the recognition of their hard work and dedication. 

“This has been a very enlightening evening for me… it demonstrates the value of the MEd programme and the projects that come out of it. Over the 13 years of the programme running, we have seen many cohorts of highly qualified staff that have passed through this programme and that support the rapid progress in embedding pedagogical expertise within different areas of work here at Imperial.” Professor Alan Spivey, Associate Provost (Learning and Teaching) 

Uniting in Celebration: Poster and Drinks Reception 

The celebration continued as we gathered in the foyer for a delightful poster presentation and drinks reception. This provided an enjoyable  opportunity for continued discussions and the chance to connect with fellow members of our academic community. 

We congratulate  presenters and award winners for their outstanding achievements and thank MEd in ULT students, alumna and CHERS teaching team for contributing to the success of the programme and sense of community that it fosters.   The event was testament to the exceptional talent within our community.