Teaching Hero Awards
Organised by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and the Union of Students in Ireland, the Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in teaching.
IADT Teaching Hero’s in 2021 as selected by their students are:
|Adrian O’Connell||Video installation and Sculpture|
|Anne Wright||Software and Web Development|
|Brian Carty||Music Technology|
|Cliona Flood||Work and organisational Psychology|
|Conor Heagney||Finance and Taxation|
|Darren Devereux||Digital Marketing|
|John Montayne||User Interface Design|
|Laura Venables||Life Drawing|
|Michael Murphy||Music Industry|
|Paul McDonnell||3D Design + Modelmaking|
|Sinead Meade||Applied Psychology|
|Caitriona Kirby||English and New Media|
Congratulating the staff nominated by their students, IADT, President David Smith acknowledged the commitment and outstanding contributions of these staff members following the announcement of the Awards.
‘I am delighted to acknowledge and commend our Lecturers on their awards this evening. Our student’s recognition of each Lecturer’s impact and contribution towards educating and enabling them to reach their full potential, is all the more notable given the significant changes in practices both staff and students faced to over the last year. The wide representation of disciplines recognised is incredibly pleasing. Our ‘Teaching Hero’s’ truly reflect the diversity of practice and interdisciplinary opportunities unique to IADT’
The Teaching Hero Awards are Ireland’s only national, student-led awards for all those who teach in higher education.
The Awards are organised by the National Forum in collaboration with the Union of Students in Ireland and other students’ unions nationwide. They provide an opportunity for students across the country to recognise and celebrate outstanding teaching in our higher education institutions. Teaching Heroes are nominated by individual students, who submit a short personal piece that explains why the person is their ‘Teaching Hero’. Based on student nominations, all Teaching Heroes identified, with their agreement, receive national recognition.