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Teaching Award for Social Policy academic

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School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work academic Dr Gemma Carney has won a Queen’s University Teaching Award in the student-nominated category. The University’s Teaching Awards Scheme recognises and rewards the development of learning and teaching practice that has led to particularly effective teaching. In the recent round of awards, to be presented at the summer graduation ceremonies, colleagues from the Faculty of AHSS won four out of the eight individual awards.

Gemma commented on her success: ‘Thank you to the social policy students who nominated me for this award. It has been a pleasure to teach them over the years. They are always so enthusiastic to learn about social justice, equality and human rights. I always strive to help students achieve their potential, so it is great to see so many go on to make an impact on their local communities. Some of our graduates go on to become important decision-makers in public, voluntary or private sectors. Our graduates make a social difference and that is what makes teaching such a worthwhile part of academic life.’