The MSD gave Olly the award for his outstanding work in delivering tutorials and classes in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry for all undergraduate year groups and Human Metabolism as a pre-clinical course for medical students. The MSD said, ‘Olly works hard to encourage a true depth of understanding of the subject material and to allow students to gain confidence in their own capabilities. He also employs innovative methods to encourage students to consider science in practice and has been praised by his students for his relaxed and informal tutorial style whilst still giving them confidence for exam success. Olly’s previous experience as a biochemistry undergraduate at the University has enabled him to orient his teaching towards students’ exam success, helping his students to consistently score highly in their exams and feel confidence progressing through their degree.’
The Teaching Excellence Awards scheme has been running for 17 years, recognising excellence in teaching, supervision, organisation and development of teaching, and support for teaching and learning, within a research-intensive environment.
Olly is pictured on the left with Gavin Screaton, Head of Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford.