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University Of Reading Innovation: The THE Awards

The University of Reading has scored a hat-trick of shortlisted entries for the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards, 2019. 

Two research projects, and nominations for innovative teaching and learning, and have been named by THE for this year’s awards. 

The English Literature lecturer Dr Madeline Davies has been shortlisted for Most Innovate Teacher of the Year. This is the second year running that this prize has had a University of Reading Teacher on its shortlist.  


Research scientists in Geography and Environmental Science who were involved in preparing for flooding using forecast data have also been shortlisted in the ‘Research Project of the Year: STEM’ category.  


Professor Rosa Freedman, in the School of Law, was shortlisted for the ‘Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences’ award. 


Widely referred to as the ‘Oscars of Higher Education’ the THE Awards recognize innovation, commitment and flair within universities across the UK. They received hundreds of entries this year across 80 institutions and the awards themselves span 23 categories. 

The awards will be presented on 27th28th November 2019 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. 


Professor Dominik Zaum, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Reading, said: “Congratulations to Rebecca, Andrea, and Rosa on making the shortlist for the Research Project of the Year awards. 


Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at the University of Reading, Professor Gavin Brooks, said: “Madeleine is one of our Teaching & Learning champions and her being shortlisted for this award helps demonstrate the impact that her innovative teaching brings to improving the experience of our students.” 


The two shortlisted research projects won further awards recently at the University of Reading’s Research Engagement and Impact Awards 2019. 


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