I Love my Lecturer Awards 2011

Twenty-five members of Robert Gordon University staff were honoured for their outstanding contribution to the learning and teaching experience at on Tuesday 22 November by the Student Association, RGU: Union.

First run in 2010, the ‘I Love My Lecturer’ student-led teaching awards allows students at RGU to comment positively on the role staff play in the learning experience and honour those members of staff who go above and beyond to help enrich the student experience. 

The 2011 awards, part funded by the Higher Education Academy and NUS Scotland, surpassed the inaugural scheme and yielded more than twice as many nominations.

Ryan Maclean, Student President, comments:

“The quality of nominations received was outstanding. At least three members of staff were nominated from each School across the university, indicating that excellent teaching standards are widespread throughout the institution, regardless of the nature of the course being taught.

“The comments received outlined the ways in which members of the academic staff had made a significant difference to the student experience. The awards have shown that students want lecturers who are compassionate, enthusiastic, accessible, personable and supportive.”

After lengthy deliberation, the awards panel whittled the list of nominees down to a shortlist of members of staff who satisfied the key skills and attributes that students had highlighted they appreciated. This shortlist led to a total of 15 full award winners, with a further 10 receiving a Recognition Award for their hard work and dedication to enhancing students’ lives.


Award Winners:


Alison Brown

Andrew Martin

Andrew Turnbull

Bob Gammie

Charlie Weir

Carole Lyons

Donnie MacDonald

Craig Anderson

Dorothy Adam

George Allan

Fiona Smith

John Park

Horacio Gonzalez-Velez

Pat Pollard

Jackie Loxton

Paul Arnell

Jean-Claude Golovine

Sarah Christie

John Hall

Sarah Harper

Phil Carver


Roma Boulton


Susan Lawrie


Susan Lennie


Yash Kumarasamy


RGU: Union will be running the scheme again in 2011/12. For more information, please visit: