Pam Sammons named Outstanding Graduate Supervisor

Monday, May 15, 2017

Category: News

Pam Sammons

We’re delighted to announce that Professor Pam Sammons has won the Outstanding Graduate Supervisor Award.

She accepted her prize on 11th May at the OUSU Teaching Awards at the Town Hall in Oxford. On the night, Professor Sarah Whatmore, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) gave a short address commending the hard work of all the nominees. There were a record-breaking 895 nominations this year, in seven categories separated by Division. Pam, who was put forward by her D. Phil student Susila Davis, made it to the Social Sciences Division shortlist of five, and was surprised and honoured to win the prize.

Susila’s nomination highlighted Pam’s outstanding level of pastoral care of her students, integrity and critical engagement with their work and the fields of school effectiveness and improvement, no matter how late in the day or night. A line was also read out from the nomination: “I can’t believe my luck at having her as my supervisor and mentor.”

The nomination was prepared addressing the criteria listed here:

A full list of winners can be found here: