20 December 2018
A Professor of Service Operations and a Reader in Accounting and Finance have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to teaching and enhancing the staff experience at Cardiff University’s Celebrating Excellence Awards 2018.
Professor Maneesh Kumar and Dr Sue Bartlett, of Cardiff Business School, picked up their awards at a celebratory event on 21 November at The Great Hall, Students' Union.
The awards celebrate Cardiff University staff who go the extra mile, across a range of award categories.
This year, 188 individual members of staff and groups of staff were nominated across 15 award categories.
In addition to the two winners, Dr Bahman Rostami-Tabar, Lecturer in Management Science, and Professor Helen Williams, Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, made the shortlist and were there to celebrate their colleagues’ success on the night.
Professor Maneesh Kumar, Chair in Service Operations at Cardiff Business School, said: “I feel honoured for this recognition and would like to thank Professor Peter Wells for nominating me and for his touching message to support my case. Thank you also to Sarah Lethbridge for supporting my application.
“It’s been a pleasure teaching on the Executive MBA for the last seven years and experimenting with my teaching style and mode of delivery...”
Seen, heard and valued
Dr Sue Bartlett, Reader in Accounting and Finance at Cardiff Business School, said: “I was shocked to be nominated, even more shocked to win, and totally overwhelmed by the kind messages of support that came in the following day from my colleagues in the School’s Accounting and Finance section. To be nominated by my fellow workers was extremely humbling...”
“It was nice to discover that these core values haven't gone unnoticed.”
The event was hosted by Professor Karen Holford, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor Amanda Coffey, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Student Experience and Academic Standards.
A very special place to work and study
Professor Karen Holford, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University, said: “I was delighted to co-host the awards to celebrate our exceptional people. This was a truly wonderful evening and I’d like to thank everyone who nominated a colleague, the nominees and winners for their outstanding enthusiasm and excellence...”
As well as the 15 awards, special recognition was given Professor Sioned Davies, from the School of Welsh who took home the Lifetime Achievement award, and Julia Leath, Estates and Campus Facilities who received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the University.