Three tutors shortlisted for Student-Led Teaching Awards 2018

Thursday 3 May

We warmly congratulate the following Balliol tutors who have been shortlisted for the Student-Led Teaching Awards 2018:

  • Professor Andre LukasProfessor André​ Lukas (Professor of Physics, Fellow and Tutor in Theoretical Physics): shortlisted for the Most Acclaimed Lecturer award. ‘Lecturers have the unenviable task of leading a group of students through often complicated material at a pace that is engaging to everyone yet leaves no one behind. This award recognises those that do this particularly well, and who make that 9am lecture that much more palatable.’
  • Dr Daniel Butt (photo: Ian Taylor)Dr Daniel Butt (Associate Professor, Robert Maxwell Fellow and Tutor in Political Theory): shortlisted for the Outstanding Graduate Supervisor award. Having a supportive supervisor can be a ‘key experience’ as a graduate student in Oxford. The ten criteria for this award include being willing to spend time and effort working with the supervisee; giving helpful, prompt, fluent and thoughtful comments; being a resource in terms of general knowledge about the discipline, research methods and current developments; and critically engaging with their own and their students’ subject matter, both in personal discussions and the wider scientific community.
  • Professor Adam SmythProfessor Adam Smyth (Professor of English Literature and the History of the Book, Clarendon University Lecturer, A.C. Bradley-J.C. Maxwell Fellow and Tutor in English Literature): shortlisted for the Special Recognition Award. This is awarded to someone who has made a significant and distinctive contribution to an area of University life (research, college life, in a department or faculty, or the lives of students).

Oxford SU, which organises the awards, describes them as ’a real sign of appreciation from Oxford University’s student body’. Nominations are made by students. The full shortlists are here and the awards will be made at a ceremony in Oxford Town Hall on 10 May.