DACE Sociology Tutor Receives Prestigious Learning and Teaching Award

Every year, the University presents Excellence in Learning and Teaching Awards to lecturers who have been recognised by their peers and students for exceptional teaching.

Sally teaches Sociology on DACE programmes such as the Part-time BA Humanities Degree,  BA Degree Preparation Programme in Humanities, Pathways and Accredited  programmes at community venues throughout south west Wales. She makes an important and effective contribution to the university’s Widening Access mission in the south-west Wales region.

Sally has a first-rate knowledge of her subject matter and has the ability to communicate her understanding and enthusiasm to students of all levels.  Sally’s strengths lie in both her own knowledge of her subject and her ability to actively engage her students in the theoretical debates within sociology and their relevance to every-day life. Sally is exceedingly innovative in her learner centred approach to teaching.  She is a very popular tutor and student evaluation of her teaching is always extremely positive. As a mature student, herself, Sally fully understands the needs of DACE adult students and this understanding is reflected in all her work. She encourages and raises aspirations in all her students and supportively builds student confidence.

Professor Colin Trotman, Head of the Department of Adult Continuing Education, congratulates Sally:  ‘I am extremely delighted that DACE has received recognition for the quality of its teaching. Sally thoroughly deserves this award, she is highly regarded by students and tutors at DACE.  She fully enthuses her students and is always prepared to go the extra mile, she is a truly inspirational tutor’.