Κολέγιο CITY College
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece
26 June 2013

Congratulations to Mr. Thanos Hatziapostolou on receiving a 'Senate Award for Sustained Excellence' by the University of Sheffield Senate

Mr Thanos Hatziapostolou
Mr Thanos Hatziapostolou
Senior Lecturer,
Computer Science Department

Congratulations are in order for Mr Thanos Hatziapostolou, Senior Lecturer at our Computer Science Department, for being awarded a Senate Award for Sustained Excellence in Learning & Teaching by the University of Sheffield.

Mr. Hatziapostolou stood out from many talented candidates from all the other Faculties of the University of Sheffield. The award came as an official recognition and reward of Mr. Hatziapostolou’s academic competence, ethos and excellence in learning and teaching.

The University of Sheffield Senate Awards Scheme aims to encourage and promote good practice, and raise the status of teaching and learning as a scholarly and inspirational activity. The Scheme rewards those who are inspirational or who demonstrate an exceptional contribution in the area of learning and teaching and/or supporting and enhancing the student learning experience.
 

Mr. Hatziapostolou said: "My main aim in teaching is to engage students’ hearts and minds. Whether through innovative educational technologies or classroom teaching engagement techniques, I try to create an active, student-centered learning environment where learning happens out of interest, curiosity and enjoyment. Following a holistic approach to education whether in or out of the classroom, I place a strong emphasis on the development of the whole person in order to prepare students as much as possible for a very challenging world. I have been very fortunate to collaborate with exceptional colleagues in a Faculty that places quality learning and teaching as the highest priority, and especially within a department that greatly fosters innovation and fully supported my ideas."

Some of the comments of the Panel that reviewed Mr. Hatziapostolou’s nomination are the following:
"Innovative ... Student centred... Effectively combines all aspects of excellence in learning and teaching ... embracing current technologies ... Exemplary profile ... passion and commitment ... disseminate his expertise outside his own institution ... Successful support for student publication ... Engagement with external partners to enhance the employability agenda ... Supporting students with mixed abilities ... Strong commitment to developing the Sheffield Graduate attributes ... Outstanding teacher who inspires students … Sustained classroom engagement ... An excellent ambassador for the university ... A truly inspirational teacher ... Influences the wider academic community ... An outstanding and ‘magical’ nomination!"

Academics of the quality and calibre of Mr. Hatziapostolou are a true asset for our Faculty. The International Faculty warmly congratulates once again Mr. Hatziapostolou and takes pride in his achievement.

View the list of all University of Sheffield academics that received a Senate Award for Sustained Excellence in Learning & Teaching.

 

 

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