NTU lecturer scoops award for outstanding contribution to her field

20 March 2017

Senior Lecturer Sarah Davies has won an award for her outstanding contribution to the field of design and technology education.

Sarah, who teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher education courses based in Nottingham Institute of Education, will be presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Design and Technology Education Award at a ceremony in London on 24 March.

The award is one of 12 handed out as part of the Design and Technology Association’s annual Excellence Awards, which recognise the commitment and achievements of teachers, teacher trainers, education consultants and academics across primary and secondary schools, and further and higher education.

Dr Julie Nugent, Chief Executive of the Design and Technology Association, recognised Sarah's achievement, saying: "Sarah is to be congratulated on her well-deserved award, and celebrated for going above and beyond what might be expected in her contributions to supporting the subject of design and technology. We know that employers across the advanced manufacturing and creative industries are already concerned about the real shortage of engineers and designers and we need more people like Sarah to inspire future generations."

Nominated and voted for by peers in the education sector, the Design and Technology Association's Excellence Awards is open to the 11,000-strong membership and non-members across England and Wales.

Sarah said: "I am so pleased to receive the award for teacher education. I am passionate about all things to do with design and technology, and I have had the good fortune, to work with an inspirational team, within the Nottingham Institute of Education."

Dr Jane Moore, Director of Nottingham Institute of Education, added: "This is a fantastic achievement and we are extremely proud that Sarah’s superb commitment to Design and Technology education has been recognised in this way."

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