Dr April Wright recognised for her outstanding contribution to student learning

9 Nov 2011
April Wright

UQ Business School Senior Lecturer, Dr April Wright is celebrating after receiving a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning at the 2011 UQ Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards.

Dr Wright received her award for the development of integrated learning activities, assessment and feedback strategies that engage first-year business students and orient them into university scholarship.

Associate Professor Fiona Rohde, Acting Academic Dean and Head of UQ Business School said: “Dr April Wright has made an outstanding contribution to the UQ Business School by improving the learning outcomes in a large first-year course and orientating Business School students into university scholarship through integrating learning activities, assessment and feedback.

“Her approach has increased student motivation to prepare for and participate in lectures and tutorial, leading to deep and progressive learning of foundational management concepts. April has also helped first-year Business School students by providing a supportive and interactive learning environment that orientates them into academic research and writing,” she said.

UQ Business School believes that teaching, research, and consulting are all crucial in creating a learning environment that creates the maximum benefit for their students.

The UQ awards are split into three categories to recognise the depth and breadth of the University's commitment to teaching and learning:

  • Awards for Teaching Excellence;
  • Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning;
  • Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Each year UQ acknowledges a committed and inspirational group of teachers and teaching programs at its annual teaching awards, which are a highlight of UQ’s Teaching and Learning Week.

UQ Business School has dual accreditation from the world’s two pre-eminent education accrediting bodies and is well known nationally and internationally for its outstanding applied research and strong links to the business community.

UQ Business School staff are also in demand as consultants to businesses around the world and working with industry ensures that their degrees meet industry needs.

If you would like to find out more about doing a degree at UQ Business School visit www.business.uq.edu.au or contact 07 3346 8100.