Dr Judith Bateup has been announced as one of the 12 winners of this year's Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching, presented in Wellington last night.
The Awards recognise and encourage sustained excellence in tertiary teaching and provide an opportunity for teachers to further their careers and share good practice with others.
The award citation states, "Judith is an extraordinary and inspirational teacher of microbiology. Students, colleagues and peers attest to her passion and enthusiasm, the outstanding quality of her teaching and the pastoral care of her students." As well as leading the 200-level Microbiology and Immunology programme, Judith has developed and implemented a comprehensive outreach programme for secondary schools, raising the profile of microbiology for those yet to attend university.
Seven of the 12 national award winners this year were from Otago - four from the University and three from the Polytechnic.
The 2016 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award winners, with Prime Minister John Key and Tertiary Education Minister Stephen Joyce. Photo courtesy of Ako Aoteoroa