Education Award for Balliol maths tutor

Tuesday 30 June 2020
Dr Vicky Neale

Dr Vicky Neale (Whitehead Lecturer in Mathematics and Supernumerary Fellow) has been awarded a PGCert Prize 2020 as part of the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford’s new Education Awards scheme.

New for 2020, the Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards celebrate high-quality education across the collegiate University, recognising new and innovative approaches to teaching, and the steps being taken to further students’ educational experience at Oxford.

The PGCert Prizes are a part of the Education Awards. The PGCert TLHE (Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) is a University of Oxford degree award programme which is only open to staff who are teaching in Oxford. PGCert Prizes are presented to the participants in each cohort scoring the highest grade in their teaching portfolio. Vicky was one of three outstanding teachers who were awarded a PGCert Prize.

I’m really glad I had the opportunity to do the PGCert programme,’ Vicky said on being awarded the prize. ‘I enjoyed the chance to exchange ideas during the workshops with colleagues from other subjects, and it has given me a welcome opportunity to reflect on my own teaching practice, and to think about how best I can support the learning of students in the Maths Institute and at Balliol.’

As one of Balliol’s maths tutors, Vicky teaches undergraduates who are reading Mathematics and Joint Schools. You can read more about mathematics at Balliol here.

Vicky combines teaching with outreach work, through which she discusses maths with a wider audience. There is more information about both her teaching and her outreach work on her personal website

Oxford academic staff who wish to find out more about Oxford’s PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and how to enrol can find more information about the programme here [SSO required].