Julia Gog receives Pilkington Teaching Award
Congratulations to Dr Julia Gog who has been awarded one of the University's Pilkington Teaching Awards for 2015. She received her award from the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education, Professor Graham Virgo, at a ceremony in June.
This is in recognition of Julia's outstanding contribution as an excellent lecturer and supervisor, nurturing students' mathematical ability and confidence. In the Faculty, she has taught Mathematical Biology since 2005. Those students who were already interested in mathematical biology, and those who hadn't previously considered studying the subject, have commented on how inspiring her lectures are. Julia combines innovative teaching methods to great effect, including vivacious handwritten lecturing and sharing supporting materials online. In addition to her lecturing, she is committed to supporting students and helping them reach their full potential. For example, she has helped undergraduates find summer research placements in various branches of mathematics, and has given many stimulating talks to student societies.
The Pilkington Teaching Prizes were established in 1994 by businessman and alumnus of Trinity College, Sir Alastair Pilkington, to ensure that excellence in teaching at the University was given proper recognition.
Previous winners from the Faculty of Mathematics are Professor David Tong (2013), Dr Paul Russell (2011), Professor Gabriel Paternain (2007), Professor Andrew Thomason (2009), Prof Natalia Berloff (2005) and Dr Stephen Siklos (1999).