Inspirational award for Ulster lecturer

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Atrail-blazing lecturer - who is passionate about galvanising the next generation of foodies - has won the Inspirational Teacher of the Year award.

Dr Lynsey Hollywood, a Lecturer in Consumer Management and Food Innovation at Ulster University’s Coleraine campus scooped the much coveted honour at the UUSU Learning & Teaching awards.

Students nominated teaching staff that they felt have had the most positive and influential impact on their learning experience at UU.

Dr Hollywood said: “I’m so excited to receive this award voted by my Ulster University Business School students! I care about each one of my students and want them to have a great University experience and be successful in whatever they do. However the real success for me in achieving this award is knowing that I have inspired others in their learning in some way.”

One of the students who nominated Lynsey said: “Lynsey is extremely generous with her time, providing detailed feedback, additional articles which she knows may be of use, and help on how to improve. She is a positive, enthusiastic person, who encourages each student to reach their goals and to believe in themselves and their capabilities, and she is so much appreciated by her students.”

After gaining her PhD in 2009 in the area of Food Marketing from Ulster University she continued a career in academia as a Research Fellow at Queen’s University.

In 2012 she was awarded a lectureship at Ulster University.

The Ulster Team of the Year was awarded to the Mindful Transition Team within the School of Health Sciences.

Colum Mackey, Students’ Union President, commented: “The Students’ Union is proud to recognise those exceptional staff who support and inspire students at Ulster University.