Dr Mandy Urquhart is voted Chester University’s ‘Most Inspiring Lecturer’ by students!

Posted on 16th June 2016

Chester Students’ Union in partnership with the University of Chester proudly presented the fourth Above And Beyond (AAB) awards at an evening ceremony on Tuesday 7th June 2016. These awards are voted for by students to recognise excellent teaching, support services and Student Academic Reps within the university.

The department is delighted to report that Dr Mandy Urquhart, Psychology Senior Lecturer, won the award for ‘Most Inspiring Lecturer’ across the university. Mandy said that “This award means so much to me.  The student experience is so important, and I feel privileged to be in a position where I can inspire students to be the best that they can be.  I have the best job in the world”.

In addition, Mandy was also nominated for the Most Innovative Lecturer award and Most Outstanding Personal Academic Tutor award.  Several members of staff within the department were also shortlisted or nominated for awards as follows:

Shortlisted for Most Outstanding Personal Academic Tutor

Dr Julie Kirkham


Nominated for Most Innovative Lecturer

Dr Lee Hulbert-Williams

Dr Jeremy Phillips


Nominated for Most Inspiring Lecturer

Dr Lee Hulbert-Williams

Dr Michelle Tytherleigh

Dr Michelle Mattison

Dr Janine Carrol

Nicky Davies

Dr Kevin Hochard


Nominated for Most Helpful Feedback

Nicky Davies


Nominated for Most Outstanding Personal Academic Tutor

Dr Linda O’Neill

Dr Janine Carroll

Dr Astrid Schepman

Dr Clea Wright

The department of psychology prides itself on the quality of teaching and support it offers to students and was therefore delighted that this dedication has been recognised by students. To find out more about the team at Chester, please visit our Psychology Staff page.