This award recognises a creative and innovative individual who constantly pushes the boundaries to develop new ways to do things. A forward-thinker who embraces change, this individual is keen to learn new things and share this knowledge with others.
WINNER - Dr Luke Moffett
School of Law
Since joining the School as a Lecturer in 2013, Dr Moffett has dazzled with his creative approach to teaching, not only inspiring his students but increasing their skills-sets and employability. Examples include training students to compete in international mooting competitions and using computer games to teach international humanitarian law.
Away from teaching, he carries out work for the International Criminal Court and advocates for victims of the Northern Ireland Troubles.
Acting up as a Senior Buyer within the University’s Procurement Office, Gerard Fegan embarked on a steep learning curve during a time of significant change, challenging resource issues and punishing deadlines. Yet he ably supported the delivery of procurement for the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.
As a result of this good work, he was appointed to manage the procurement for the GMP Cell Therapy Suite in the RVH – which he successfully delivered within five months.
Student Plus Directorate
In a short space of time, Welcome Centre Supervisor Sara Johnston has turned around the fortunes of the Centre, increasing year-end income in 2015-16 by 54%. As well as taking control of stock for the gift shop, Sara embarked upon a promotional campaign, including the introduction of a Christmas Craft Fair, a Creative Queen’s competition, and an online shop.
These ventures have been so successful that they have led to the creation of a new post at the reception desk – the first point of contact for all visitors to the University.
Professor Sally Wheeler OBE
School of Arts, English and Languages
As Head of School and Dean for Internationalisation, Professor Wheeler has led an ambitious and game-changing performance in international and GB student recruitment for the School of Law in 2015-16. Among her key achievements are the recruitment of 196 international students (32% ahead of target and 58% ahead of prior year) and a 58% increase in GB student enrolments.
Professor Wheeler was awarded an OBE for services to higher education in the 2017 New Year’s Honours.