Photo by Anna Zhu. Andy receiving award
from Dean of Science and the DVC.
School of the Environment lecturer Dr Andrea Leigh was presented with a UTS Learning and Teaching Award recently, at the inaugural UTS Teaching and Learning showcase. Dr Leigh’s Learning and Teaching Award For Early Career Teaching highlights her commitment to supporting the student transition to first year and beyond through inspiring and motivating continued learning in science.
Dr Leigh, a plant ecologist with a particular interest in arid environments, joined UTS in 2007 and is the subject co-ordinator for The Biocomplexity, a core subject for Environmental Science, Marine Biology and many first year science students. Dr Leigh is a sought after supervisor of Environmental Honours students: one of her First Class Honours students, Ben Ford, was also awarded The University Medal at his Autumn Graduation.
Professor Bill Gladstone, Head of School of the Environment said: “Andy is a role model for all of us aspiring to continually improve our teaching and our students' learning. The School of the Environment is very proud of Andy's achievements and her commitment to our students.”
Professor Shirley Alexander, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Teaching, Learning and Equity) said that The Awards provide the opportunity for UTS staff to originate, contribute to and take advantage of innovations in learning and teaching.