National award for Plymouth educators

Ricky Lowes and Dr Theresa Compton, who are among the first to receive a new education award

Dr Theresa Compton, a lecturer in biomedical sciences at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, and Ricky Lowes, lecturer in English as a foreign language in the University of Plymouth’s Faculty of Business, are among the first educators in the UK to receive a national award in personal tutoring and academic advisement. 

They have received the Professional Development Award delivered by the Centre for Recording Achievement (CRA) and accredited by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA).

The award has been developed to address a national demand for the continuing professional development of higher education staff in the field of personal tutoring and academic advising. The award aims to develop enhanced professional practice and promote a scholarly, research-informed and evidence-informed approach to personal and academic tutoring.