Federal Member for Robertson, Ms Lucy Wicks, has congratulated local academics and professional university staff on their outstanding contributions to student learning.
The University of Newcastle Ourimbah Campus’ Mr Sean Sadler was awarded a prestigious Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning though the Turnbull Government’s 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching program. “It gives me great pleasure to recognise the significant commitment and achievement of university teachers and professional staff here on the Central Coast,” Ms Wicks said. “Mr Sadler’s work is focused on the use of interactive, researchdriven methods of teaching to inspire and motivate students to engage with the podiatry program, and also become lifelong learners.
“Improving the student learning experience is what these Citations are all about, and they confi rm the crucial role teachers play in providing quality education to Australia’s students,” Ms Wicks continued. Each successful individual or team will receive $10,000 to further their work supporting university students. Minister for Education and Training, Mr Simon Birmingham, also praised the Citation recipients and reaffi rmed the Australian Government’s commitment to ensuring a high quality of student learning. “Excellent teachers and their work deserve celebration to ensure even more Australians can benefit from the lessons they’ve learned.
That’s why the Turnbull Government believes high quality teaching must be a core expectation of all Australian higher education providers,” Mr Birmingham said. The campus is among 36 universities around the country to have staff recognised through the 2016 programme with 109 recipients being awarded
Citations. Media release, Sep 16, 2016 Tim Sowden, Office of Lucy Wicks MP