MSc Medical Genetics Teaching Team wins UK Prospects Postgraduate Award

Issued: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:00:00 GMT

The MSc Medical Genetics team at the University of Glasgow has won a top prize at the Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2014 - a national scheme that celebrates the very best in postgraduate education.

More than 150 leaders in the provision of postgraduate education attended the glittering awards ceremony at The Midland Hotel, Manchester, with a gala lunch and networking opportunities.MSc Medical Genetics Teaching Team Wins Prospects Award

The MSc Medical Genetics team took first place in the Best Teaching Team - Science, Technology and Engineering - category, as nominated by a student.

The Prospects Postgraduate Awards is the only annual event dedicated solely to celebrating best practice and the most exciting campaigns and developments in UK postgraduate education.

The awards are run by Prospects, the UK’s leading postgraduate education publisher. Chief executive Mike Hill said: “It’s fantastic to see such a high calibre of entries from some of the UK’s leaders in postgraduate education. Each year we’re overwhelmed by the support and excitement we receive. Congratulations to the Medical Genetics team who have demonstrated a wide breadth of ways to support their students.”

Holly Morrison, one of the students who nominated the Medical Genetics Team for the award, said “I nominated the Medical Genetics Teaching Team for the Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2014 because I really believe that the team deserve recognition for the fantastic job they do. I did a Masters in Medical Genetics in 2013–14 and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The team were committed to delivering an excellent standard of teaching and trying innovative methods to keep everyone in the class interested. The class was treated like a big family and I think this was great for all of the students – home and international alike. The team went above and beyond to make sure everyone was coping with their work during the degree and also helped us with our future career plans. I know all of my classmates would join me in thanking the Medical Genetics Teaching Team for an amazing year.”

The Prospects Postgraduate Awards are sponsored by University Business. The 10-member judging panel includes representatives from the NUS, the Higher Education Academy, the Association of Graduate Recruiters and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

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