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Management School stars make the Academic Awards 2014 shortlist

Learning and teaching quality is at the top of the agenda at Sheffield University Management School, and we’re delighted to announce that our successes are being recognised on a University-wide level.

The Academic Awards 2014, organised by Sheffield Students’ Union with shortlists nominated by students, are awards given to staff and students to celebrate the efforts they make to create an excellent educational experience for all Sheffield students. Despite hefty demands on academics’, support staff’s and student representatives’ time, these individuals are nominated due to their sustained efforts to go out of their way to improve learning, teaching and support to students.

The University is keen to reward excellent teaching, and recognise that studying is much more than attending lectures – which is why we’re so proud to see two members of the Management School’s academic staff nominated this year.

Dr Dermot Breslin, lecturer in entrepreneurship, has made the shortlist for ‘The USE Enterprise Award’. Dermot’s commitment to working closely with the University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE, has clearly struck a chord with our students.

The second member of Management School staff to be nominated is shortlisted in the ‘Best Postgraduate Supervisor Award’. Dr Panayiota Alevizou is a lecturer in marketing who joined us as a member of staff in 2012, following completing the Sheffield MBA and a PhD at the School. She teaches two modules on our MSc Marketing programmes – her teaching is informed by extensive business and research experience. We’re delighted that her supervisory skills have been recognised on this high-profile platform.

They’re in good company on the shortlist, but we wish the best of luck to both Dermot and Panayiota!

Under the category of ‘Best Educational Event’, Inspiration & Co 2014 is a strong contender. We were thrilled to see this appear in the nominations as Professor Penny Dick, from the Management School’s Institute of Work Psychology, was voted as one of the top 12 most inspirational academics in the University and conducted a TED-style talk as part of the event.

You can view all of Penny’s talk below.

Congratulations to all of our recent learning and teaching nomination – it’s fantastic to see such prominent and inspirational individuals representing the Management School at this level.

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