One of Australia’s exceptional university teachers

Nicole Sugden, in the School of Psychology, has been awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning as part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) program. The award recognises Nicole as one of Australia’s exceptional university teachers. Very few AAUT citations are awarded each year – Nicole was the only Charles Sturt recipient and many other universities had no recipients.

The award acknowledges the work that Nicole has made in creating a learning environment that engages students with the challenging content in PSY208/458 Biopsychology.

Here’s the official feedback on the nomination:

“The activities developed by the nominee have provided an example of where scenarios and activities can assist students to engage with challenging concepts. The nomination demonstrates creativity in developing and implementing some novel digital learning and teaching activities and resources to enhance the student experience and motivate students to learn.  There has been continuous evaluation of the activities which have been modified based on student feedback. The problem-solution-impact argument is made evident throughout the nomination.”

You can watch the announcement of the 2020 award winners on the Universities Australia website.

This is a great achievement and very well deserved.

Congratulations Nicole!