UCA tutor named 'Unsung Hero'
A technical tutor from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) at Farnham has won a national contest to find the Unsung Hero of Higher Education.
The competition was launched to allow members of the Higher Education sector to champion colleagues who may not always gain the recognition they deserve for their dedication and hard work.
UCA Resource co-ordinator Tim Savage, who nominated Jon, said: "This is a much-deserved award for Jon. His work ethic is outstanding but aside from that, his real strength lies in his empathy for students and their learning.
"Nothing is too much trouble for him and the students love him because he works so hard with them.
"On top of that, he took the responsibility for his own learning by completing a PGC and applied his learning to BA Animation.
"He's pulled out the stops and grown beyond the role to the point where he's re-writing units, marking work, contributing to the annual academic monitoring, representing the course to Skillset and teaching at the leading edge of technology - while all the time keeping the place running."
Jon, who has won a ticket to the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards on 21 June, said: "I was so surprised and flattered to be nominated for this award so to win it is absolutely fantastic.
"I have always worked closely with the Animation course team and this has encouraged my passion for working in animation and education. Working with the animation students over the years continues to be incredibly enjoyable and rewarding."
For more information contact:
David Reilly, Press Officer, UCA
T: 01252 892939