Cronin Group Member Laurie Points named "Best Postgraduate who Teaches" at GU Student Teaching Awards
Cronin Group member and PhD Student Laurie Points has been named as “best postgraduate who teaches” at the University of Glasgow “Student Teaching Awards” (STA) ceremony. The STAs, hosted by the Student Representative’s Council (SRC), are described by the SRC as " a fantastic chance for us to recognise the outstanding work of those members of staff who have gone above and beyond to make our time here at Glasgow the best it can possibly be". Laurie was nominated for the award by undergraduate students in chemistry.
In response to receiving the award, Laurie said “I am very happy to win this award. I was delighted to be nominated and very shocked to win, and it especially means a lot as it was nominated and chosen by students. I have always really enjoyed teaching and it is really satisfying to hear about how my students appreciate the effort I put in. The whole awards ceremony was great, I really enjoyed hearing about all the excellent teaching going on around campus and how our staff really go the extra mile.”
Laurie has been in the Cronin Group since he started his PhD in 2014 and is due to defend his thesis later in the year. We are sure this award is the icing on the cake to what will be his final year here at the University. It is a great achievement and should help cement his future career aspirations.
A full listing of winners can be found at https://www.glasgowstudent.net/events/stas/.