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Student Nominated Teaching Award prize for London Lecturer

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Published: 5 June 2020

University of Sunderland in London MBA Lecturer Muhammad Azam

A University of Sunderland in London lecturer has received the Most Engaging Teacher prize at the Student Nominated Teaching Awards (SNTA) 2020. 

MBA Lecturer Muhammad Azam competed against Helen Knight and Andrew Sturrock of the University of Sunderland to receive the prize.

Two other University of Sunderland in London lecturers were recognised at the awards for their outstanding dedication and innovation in teaching. 

Dr Giuseppe Cantafio (MBA and MSc International Business Management) was nominated for the Best Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor/ Project Supervisor award. 

Giuseppe said, "I’m truly grateful to be nominated for this award. Helping others is always the greatest prize, so I hope to keep on making a positive impact in the future by encouraging young minds to succeed.

Benjamin Ajibade (Senior Lecturer / Programme Manager (Undergraduate Nursing) was put up for the Most Technology Enabled Teacher prize.

“I’m pleased to have been nominated for this prize for using various technologies for online lectures during lockdown.” Benjamin said. “Technology has a major impact on student achievement and I’m glad that’s been recognised.”

Along with his win, Muhammad was also nominated for an impressive three other awards including Most Inspirational Teacher, Most Supportive Guidance Tutor and Best Doctoral Research Supervisor.

“I’m honoured and humbled to have won this prize. I can't tell you how much it means to me to be recognised and appreciated by our students.” Muhammad Azam, MBA Lecturer

The SNTAs are a chance for students across the London and Sunderland campuses to celebrate their teachers. Each year, students are asked to pick out lecturers that have inspired, supported and engaged them. 

Voting ran from March to April 2020 and was open to all students at the University. The winners were then chosen by a panel of staff and students for six awards: 

1) Most Engaging Teacher

2) Best Undergraduate Dissertation/ Project Supervisor

3) Most Technology Enabled Teacher

4) Most Inspirational Teacher

5) Most Supportive Guidance Tutor

6) Best Doctoral Research Supervisor

Please join us in congratulating Muhammad, Giuseppe and Benjamin for their outstanding achievement. 

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