Commendation for the Teaching Excellence Awards

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Commended for the areas of the student voice and inclusive education.

Francisca Álvarez-Figueroa, Lecturer in Employment Studies at Alliance Manchester Business School, receives a Commendation for the range of innovative practices in teaching that she has implemented within a short period of time within her course units. She prioritizes supporting and amplifying students' voices in the classroom: through extensive consultation with students on various matters, including submission deadlines and learning preferences, she has an admirably flexible and inclusive approach. For example, her units include the integration of mini and extended case studies in lectures and seminars, as well as the development of the "InspireME series: voices from research and practice" that features videos from PhDs and practitioners reflecting on their research and disciplinary challenges for the future of work. Collectively, these innovative approaches and inclusive consultation have been highly valued by students, empowering them in their learning experiences.

Teaching Excellence Awards are made in recognition of significant and sustained commitment to excellence in the delivery and/or support of teaching and learning at UG or PGT level. Academic, Technical and Professional Service colleagues are eligible for the award.

Awarded at event

Event titleTeaching Excellence Awards Celebration 2023
Location, ManchesterShow on map
Period27 Sept 2023