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22 Oct 2014

Dr Peter Willmot presented with National Teaching Fellowship

Peter Willmot presentation Dr Peter Willmot (L) receiving the award from Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, VC and Principal of Canterbury Christ Church University.

Dr Peter Willmot, from Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, has been presented with a National Teaching Fellowship this month. The Fellowships are the UK’s most prestigious honour celebrating excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.

Awarded by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the Fellowships are open to staff whose teaching or support roles enhance the student learning experience at institutions in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Dr Willmot teaches engineering design, machine analysis and project management. His primary interest is the development of activity-based learning methods to enhance student engagement. He was also the founder of the international award-winning Web-PA online peer assessment project, which allows students to grade the performance of other students working in their group.

Dr Willmot has been Director of Undergraduate Studies for the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, responsible for six undergraduate and postgraduate degrees programmes, and has also been part of both the Centre for Engineering and Design Education (CEDE) and its forerunner organisation, the government-funded  Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (engCETL).

He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the HEA and a specialist subject adviser to the British University in Egypt.

Read the press release issued earlier this year.