WBS academic wins teaching award
Each year, students at the University of Warwick are invited to submit the names of members of faculty who they believe should be recognised for the excellence of their teaching and support of learning at Warwick.
The Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATE) awards panel look for nominees who enhance student learning, support colleagues and are committed to their own professional development. Out of around 690 faculty, only ten are given awards. This year, Dr Nick Wake, Senior Teaching Fellow in the Operations Management Group, was one of the ten.
Nick gave this generous thank you to his WBS colleagues and students on learning of his Award, "I am delighted to have been commended for my teaching at Warwick Business School. Our mission is to produce world-class, socially responsible, creative leaders and managers and we achieve this by inspiring our students in the classroom. I am passionate about creating an exceptional educational experience for our students and it is wonderful to be recognised for my work.
"That having been said, the award is the result of the hard work of many people. I would like to thank my colleagues in the Operations Management Group at WBS; we are a collegiate, supportive group and I have benefited from the personal development opportunities afforded by this team. I would also like to thank Bob Johnston, my inspirational manager, Peter Corvi who works tirelessly as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, and Mark Taylor for his leadership of WBS."
"Importantly, I want to take this opportunity to thank my students for their energy, enthusiasm and engagement. It is a great privilege to teach the world's brightest and best students: more than anyone else, this award is for you."
WBS Dean, Professor Mark Taylor, said, "I would like to congratulate Nick on being commended by the WATE awards panel and the recognition of his efforts by the University. This commendation is well deserved as Nick is an excellent, innovative and popular teacher. WBS is research led, teaching excellent and Nick epitomises the teaching excellence element."
Previous WATE awards have gone to Principal Teaching Fellow Grier Palmer, and Professor Peter Corvi. See this link for details.
The WATE awards will be presented at next month's Summer Graduation celebrations. Details of all WATE awards across all the University can be read here.