American & Canadian Studies award for ETSSL

Dr John Fagg and Dr Sara Wood, lecturers in American and Canadian Studies, were nominated by the seminar group for the final-year module, 'Contemporary American Fiction'. Students stated, “The essay writing workshop which they led … was my most helpful seminar ever” and that the teaching on the module, “Transformed a difficult topic into an exciting challenge.”

John and Sara were commended by the panel for excellent teaching and module design, for stimulating student’s curiosity and interest in ways which inspire a commitment to learning, and for organising and presenting high quality resources in coherent and imaginative ways which in turn clearly enhance students’ learning. The panel also noted John and Sara’s commitment to enhancing the employability of their students.