Hull pair shortlisted for ‘teaching Oscars’

Published: Monday 26th October 2015 by The News Editor

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Two Hull College lecturers have been shortlisted in the awards considered to be the Oscars of the teaching profession.

No other British place of learning has had more than one person make the finals of this year’s Pearson Teaching Awards.

These were staged on October 18 at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.

Darren Storrer and Mike Abel were the Hull College professionals shortlisted for their outstanding education industry contribution.

They beat off the challenge of more than 20,000 other applicants to make the final 67-name shortlist.

David Cameron and actress Emma Thompson were among the famous people presenting the accolades.

Storrer was named an education sector “star” in the FE Lecturer category, while Abel got a similar accolade in the Outstanding Technology Use section.

Abel, the college’s construction department curriculum leader, has been at the establishment since 1997. He says he enjoys using innovative technology in classes.

Storrer, decorating and painting, professional building studies, and construction curriculum leader for the 14-to-16-year-old age range, helps make students ready for the building trade. He describes the awards night as a “humbling” experience.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Monday 26th October 2015 by The News Editor

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