POLSIS Staff Member Wins Teaching Award

The department extends warm congratulations to Dr Julian Pänke who has been awarded a University of Birmingham Teaching Academy Award for Educational Enhancement and Innovation. The award recognises Julian's excellent work involving former MEP Malcolm Harbour in the teaching of the second year undergraduate module 'Europeanization'. Julian and Malcolm Harbour prepared a simulation exercise in which the students assumed the roles of committee members in the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee.

This recognition of teaching excellence is not a one-off for Julian. Last academic year he was also singled out for praise by external examiners for the very high quality of his feedback to students on his final year module ‘Europe in a Globalizing World’.

Well done Julian!