I am delighted to be able to report this.
I have been given a Students’ Association Teaching Award by the University of St Andrews for Innovation in Teaching! You can see a report here.
Unfortunately, I had to miss the award ceremony since I was in Glasgow (see the preceding post). But I am very pleased that my colleague Martyn Quick received a very well deserved University Teaching Award, as the “good-humoured go-to man”. His dedication to all aspects of teaching in the School is legendary.
You may wonder (as indeed I did), what my innovations in teaching were. It seems that the judges liked the fact that my teaching was so closely linked to current research, bringing the students right to the frontiers (not always easy to do in maths), and also the fact that the module I teach has three different syllabuses so that it can be kept fresh for the students.