School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Two vet school staff win Lord Dearing Awards

We would like to congratulate Karen Braithwaite and Wapenaar Wendela on winning Lord Dearing awards.

The Lord Dearing Awards are held annually, with nominations from staff and students. Awards are given to individuals and teams who have successfully demonstrated the impact of their teaching and learning (and/or associated projects) to enhancing the student experience.

Reasons for the nominations

Karen Braithwaite

"I have never worked before with a person so dedicated to maintaining the student learning experience. Karen is one of the most creative people I know and has multiple ideas for supporting and promoting our students. Always has an innovative approach and happy to support and implement new ideas to improve the student experience."

Wapenaar Wendela

"I have been very impressed with Wendela's commitment to enhancing the student learning experience especially via the use of new methods of e-learning. Wendela is keen to engage with students, is responsive to their needs but also not afraid to step forwards with ideas that that covering essential areas that may not be most popular. Wendela is very inspiring as a young clinical academic member of staff."

"Wendela has introduced Open Labyrinth (OL) to the vet school curriculum. OL is an innovative approach that provides an easy-access interactive group work environment which encourages students to have in-depth discussions around clinical cases using a range of different tasks and quizzes.  OL has improved student engagement and clinical reasoning by introducing interactive OL cases into the core curriculum, providing a safe environment (no animals are affected) for practicing clinical decision making."

See the full list of winners

Posted on Thursday 1st August 2019

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

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