Dr Sonia Morano–Foadi, Reader in Law at Oxford Brookes University was recently a finalist and a winner of two separate Brookes Union Teaching awards.
Sonia was one of three finalists for the most inspirational lecturer award; this award recognises exemplary teaching practice, and Sonia received an overwhelmingly positive response from students about her teaching, including one student saying “Dr Sonia is a one in a million, her quality of lectures has been both outstanding and inspirational.” Sonia was also highly praised for always making time for her students and making them feel valued.
The Brookes Union Teaching Awards were set up by Brookes Union in 2013 to celebrate the fantastic work that academic and support staff do for the university, and in particular the student experience. There are five categories: most inspirational lecturer, best taught module, best support staff member, best academic advisor and most effective feedback.
Alongside being a finalist for the most inspirational lecturer award, Sonia also won the award for best taught module. Her European Union Law module, an advanced undergraduate law module received particular praise for its logical construction, and how Sonia’s use of visual aids and engaging teaching methods made the subject come alive.
One student commented that it was “The most enjoyable and fascinating module I have ever taken throughout my degree.”
For more information about the Brookes Union teaching award please see the Brookes Union website.