We are delighted to announce that two IPTAS tutors, Breda Berry and Terry Christie were honoured with Teaching Hero Awards last week at Dublin Castle.
The Awards were established by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in partnership with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). Breda and Terry join a celebrated group of 53 teachers who were nominated for these awards. These Teaching Heroes were nominated by students and the national award winners were selected by local student working groups which identified up to two teaching heroes from within their institution.
National Forum Patron Prof Mary McAleese pointed to the importance of awards such as these in recognising the deeper societal significance of excellent teaching. “Excellence in teaching is about much more than simply getting students through their exams,” she said. “It is about inspiration, passion, generosity of spirit, and a genuine desire to make a positive difference to students’ lives.”
Congratulations to Breda & Terry. To read the full press release, click here.