Regent’s recognises staff excellence and challenges ahead

Staff at Regent’s University London gathered together on Friday 3 July to celebrate the institution’s achievements over the past academic year, and discuss future plans in an increasingly competitive higher education sector.

Welcoming academic and professional teams to the annual Regent’s Staff Conference, Regent’s Vice Chancellor Professor Aldwyn Cooper said:

“We’ve seen some great successes over the last year, including our continued accomplishments in language teaching and a series of high profile conferences attracting audiences drawn from across the international business, government and higher education sectors as well as our own staff and students.

“In addition, the validation of our new liberal arts programmes marks a real step forward in our development of a genuine, innovative approach to the delivery of American-style teaching and learning.”

Professor Cooper went on to add that increasing regulation of international study represents a significant challenge for UK universities.

“Nearly 50% of our students require Tier 4 Visas and so any tightening of controls means we must work harder than ever to invest in our student experience, and continue to articulate the advantages of studying in the heart of London.”

As well as delivering a series of informative workshops and skills-sharing seminars, the day also featured the ever-popular annual Staff Awards, recognising excellence and achievement across the University.

A slection of photographs from the event can be viewed on Regent's Flickr page.


The Regent’s University London Staff Awards 2015 recipients were:

  • The Regent’s Award for Excellence in Leadership & Management - Josef Mueller, Director, Regent's Institute of Languages and Culture

  • The Regent’s Student Award for Excellence in Teaching - Phil Hughes, Course Leader - Screenwriting & Producing and MA Writing for Screen and Stage

  • The Regent’s Award for Excellence in Innovation - The Learning Resources Team
  • Customer Service Delivery Award for Regent's Contract Staff - Gary Proctor, Aim to Grow
  • The Regent’s Award for Excellence in Research Engagement - Lorna Walker, Programme Director, Business & Management
  • The Regent’s Award for Outstanding Service Contribution Marion Eastwood, HR officer, Learning and Development
  • The Regent’s Trustee award for Outstanding Team Contribution - Finance
  • The Directors' Award for Greatest Contribution to Regent's University London - Alan Donnachie, Head of Estates and Facilities
  • Regent’s Long Service Awards went to: Maria Veiga-Sanchez; Palomo Lina Gimeno, Amparo Lallana, John thorp, and Clifford Silverman
  • The Regent’s Retirement Award - Vera Urban, Course Leader, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences