Newcastle educators shine in Australian Awards for University Teachers

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Two University of Newcastle lecturers have received national recognition for teaching excellence, each awarded a highly acclaimed 2019 Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT).

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Associate Professor Amy Maguire pictured (2nd left) accepting her award at the Australian Awards for University Teaching presentation on the 25 February.

Associate Professor Amy Maguire from the Faculty of Business and Law received one of just seven Teaching Excellence awards given out nationally, successful in the ‘Law, Economics, Business and Related Studies’ category.

Specialising in Public International Law, International Human Rights Law and Indigenous Peoples, Issues and the Law, Associate Professor Maguire has taught undergraduate and post graduate law students at Newcastle Law School for more than 14 years. She has collaborated with colleagues to support the access and progress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to higher education.

Awards for Teaching Excellence recognise Australia’s most outstanding university teachers or teaching teams who have demonstrated excellence, leadership and sustained commitment to teaching and learning in higher education.

Lecturer and Senior Practitioner Fellow with the School of Engineering, Dr Warren A. Reilly, received a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning award.

Dr Warren A. Reilly

Dr Reilly was awarded the Citation for his work implementing innovative approaches to design curricula for students to challenge, problem solve, communicate new learning experience and direct their own life-long learning.

Established in 1997 by the Australian Government, the AAUT celebrates and rewards excellence in teaching and learning in higher education institutions, and recognises the influence that tertiary educators have on the learning experiences and outcomes of university students.

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