University of Portsmouth lecturer wins student vote for his teaching

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A LECTURER who uses colourful anecdotes to teach law students has won the highest award at the University of Portsmouth teaching awards.

Bernard Davis, of the department of law, has won Portsmouth Students’ Union Teaching Awards for having the most outstanding impact on students.

Some 430 staff members were nominated to honour and recognise excellent teaching and support across the university.

A panel of students from each faculty selected their favourite.

Bernard said: ‘Portsmouth is a great university with some immensely talented people in it. I feel very honoured to have my contribution singled out in this way.’

Dr Damien Carney, principal lecturer in the school of law said: ‘Bernard is a very enthusiastic teacher whose practical experience gives him a wealth of stories which entertain and educate his students.

‘It is not surprising they appreciate his different take on the teaching of law.’

Runners-up were Mark Frost for English literature and Gillian Gronow from the School of Languages and Area Studies.