Dr Hironori Onuki, Dr Sasha Nikolic, and Associate Professor Montse Ros recognised in national university awards

Three lecturers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) have received national recognition of their dedication, leadership, and support of student learning.

Dr Hironori (Nori) Onuki, from the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, Associate Professor Montse Ros, and Dr Sasha Nikolic, both from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, were all recipients of the Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning during the 2019 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

The awards, supported by Universities Australia and announced during a ceremony in Sydney last night (Tuesday 25 February), recognise the work of university educators and support staff to improve the student experience and enhance learning outcomes in higher education.

Associate Professor Ros’s Citation acknowledged her efforts to improve the first-year experience of students and help to prepare them for the years of study to come. She was humbled to have been included in the awards.

“It is an overwhelming feeling to be recognised by my peers in the sector, for the hard work and effort I have dedicated to my teaching and the student experience,” Associate Professor Ros said.

“My own university years were such a mind-expanding and enjoyable experience for me, and as such, I want to give back to the next generation of learners.  University is about challenging what you think you know about the world and opening your mind to new and novel concepts and experiences.”

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