Politics teaching packs a punch: award winners collect prize

21 Apr 2011 16:13:35.297

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Politics teaching standards at The University of Nottingham have been recognised by a national award for two of its lecturers.

Dr Sue Pryce and Dr Gulshan Khan have won two Political Studies Association's (PSA) teaching awards for 2011.

Dr Pryce won the Bernard Crick Teaching Prize and Dr Khan the equivalent prize for new entrants to the profession.

Both received their awards at a special ceremony in London last night.
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No politics school in the UK has won more PSA awards than The University of Nottingham's School of Politics and International Relations.

“This is fantastic news,” says Professor Philip Cowley, from the school,”but not surprising. Both Sue and Gulshan are popular and committed lecturers who give our students an enormous amount of value and enthuse them for the subject.

“We have a strong research reputation at Nottingham, but alongside that an excellent reputation for quality teaching. This award is richly deserved and is a reflection on the student experience in our school.”

Dr Pryce's expertise lies in British and US politics and Dr Khan focuses on political theory.

The PSA is a national body set up to promote the study of politics. It was founded in 1950 and is the leading association of its type in the country. Its membership consists of the most influential academics in political science and current affairs, theorists and practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students in higher education.


Notes to Editors:
The University of Nottingham, described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 as ‘the embodiment of the modern international university’, has award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and the QS World University Rankings. It was named ‘Europe’s greenest university’ in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, a league table of the world’s most environmentally-friendly higher education institutions, which ranked Nottingham second in the world overall.

The University is committed to providing a truly international education for its 40,000 students, producing world-leading research and benefiting the communities around its campuses in the UK and Asia.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, with almost 60 per cent of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Research Fortnight analysis of RAE 2008 ranked the University 7th in the UK by research power.

The University’s vision is to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health.

May Fest 2011 is on Saturday May 7, 11am to 5.30pm, at The University of Nottingham.

The University is throwing open its doors to the community — with heaps of free activities for all ages. The Physics Buskers, thunder and lightning on demand and brain games. Get a glimpse of some of the amazing things that are happening on your doorstep. Visit: www.nottingham.ac.uk/mayfest

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Story credits

For more information please contact Dr Sue Pryce, on +44 (0)115 951 4794, sue.pryce@nottingham.ac.uk; Dr Gulshan Khan on +44 (0)115 951 4871, gulshan.khan@nottingham.ac.uk; or Professor Philip Cowley on +44 (0)115 846 6230, philip.cowley@nottingham.ac.uk  


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