Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Philosophy academic receives Brookes Union teaching award

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Mark Cain

Dr Mark Cain was awarded the title of ‘Most Inspirational Lecturer’ at the Brookes Union teaching awards 2018.

Mark is a Reader in Philosophy and has taught at Oxford Brookes for 15 years. The Most Inspirational Lecturer award recognises exemplary teaching practice, and Mark received some impressive testimonies from his students.

One student commented: “It's incredibly comforting to know Dr Cain is there whenever he is needed" Another student said: "Endless enthusiasm for the subject makes every lecture enjoyable and was the reason I came to Brookes!" A third student commented: "He clearly wants everyone to reach their potential and this inspires me to put more time and effort in my studies as I know he is rooting for me".

Speaking about his win Mark said: “I'm absolutely delighted to get this award, but I wouldn’t have done so without the enthusiasm of all of my students who make teaching such a joy and the support of my colleagues on the philosophy teaching team.

The Brookes Union Teaching Awards were set up by Brookes Union in 2013 to celebrate the fantastic work that academic and professional services staff do for the university, and in particular the student experience. The seven categories are: Best Academic Adviser, Best Research or Dissertation Supervisor, Best Support Staff Member, Best Taught Module, Diversifying the Curriculum Champion, Most Inspirational Lecturer, and Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience.

For more information about the Brookes Union teaching awards please see the Brookes Union website.