A Queen’s University academic has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship – the UK’s most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.
Dr Tess Maginess, from outside Moy, is one of only 55 higher education staff from across Northern Ireland, England and Wales to receive the award of £10,000, which will support her professional development. Over 180 people were nominated for the Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy (HEA), which are open to staff whose teaching or support enhance the student learning experience.
Dr Maginess is Director of Undergraduate Programmes at Queen’s School of Education where she teaches, designs new modules and co-ordinates provision. She has strategic responsibility for the Open learning programme which attracts thousands of students each year.