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From UCP Graduate to IEG Award Winner: Rachel Pishhorn named Lecturer of the Year in 2023

Rachel Pishhorn, HE Curriculum Leader of Media Production and Journalism at Inspire Education Group (IEG), has reached a new height in her career as she was named Lecturer of the Year at the recent IEG Staff Awards. 


Rachel, who graduated in BA (Hons) Journalism with University Centre Peterborough (UCP) in 2014, was selected as the winner of this award as she consistently demonstrates a remarkable level of support and consideration for her students. 

The following was quoted directly from a summary of the nomination comments of Rachel’s colleagues:

"Rachel understands the challenges and pressures students face, both academically and personally, and provides a safe and inclusive learning environment. Her approachable nature and genuine care for her students' well-being creates a supportive atmosphere where students feel comfortable seeking help and expressing their ideas. 

One of her key strengths as a lecturer is the ability to encourage and motivate her students. She recognises and celebrates their achievements, boosting their confidence and self-belief. She recognises the importance of preparing students for the demands of the job market and actively embeds employability and career-linked opportunities within her teaching. She engages her students in real-world applications of their knowledge, providing practical experiences that bridge the gap between theory and practice. 

Furthermost, Rachel exhibits exceptional knowledge and expertise in her field, constantly staying updated with the latest developments and research. They share their expertise with enthusiasm and passion. Rachel consistently demonstrates the values of IEG, fostering a culture of excellence and professionalism, encouraging students to embrace these values throughout their academic journey.”

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