The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Four ODID staff shortlisted for five OUSU Teaching Awards
We are delighted to announce that four of our staff have been shortlisted for five awards in the OUSU student-led Teaching Awards for 2017.
Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, Associate Professor of the Political Economy of Latin America, has been shortlisted in both the Outstanding Graduate Supervisor and Outstanding Pastoral Support categories. Diego teaches on the MPhil in Development Studies at ODID as well as supervising doctoral students.
Tristen Naylor, Departmental Lecturer in Diplomatic Studies, has been shortlisted in the Most Acclaimed Lecturer in the Social Sciences category. Tristen teaches on the MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy and was winner of the award in 2016.
DPhil student Simukai Chigudu has been shortlisted in the Best Postgraduate Teacher category. This is a new category for 2017 and recognises those who provide outstanding teaching as well as conducting research of the highest quality for their own qualifications.
Gary Jones, our caretaker, has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Support Staff category. Gary was previously shortlisted in 2015.
The awards, which are entirely student-led, aim to recognise great teaching and teaching support at Oxford and to help engage students more effectively in their academic experience. They are also used to support good practice at the university, with winners and nominees invited by the organisers of the award to further talks about their teaching methods.
The shortlist was drawn up from a record 895 nominations this year.
The results will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Town Hall on 11 May 2017.