Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience. (CHSS Recognition Awards)

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


The prizes recognise the outstanding work of staff throughout the College of Humanities and Social Science. The seven award categories celebrate excellence in enhancing teaching, mentoring colleagues, leadership, community engagement, collegiality and teamwork. Each prize winner receives £3,000 to put towards their personal and professional development. Alex MacLaren, Design Studio Unit Leader at ECA Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, won the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience. Alex’s successful Innovative Learning Week project, TEAMBUILD - a cross-disciplinary construction competition providing a fast-paced test of real-life skills - was praised. The competition was one of the best attended events of the week and student feedback was exceptional, with over 97% of participants rating the event ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.
Granting OrganisationsUniversity of Edinburgh


  • education
  • student experience
  • teambuild
  • construction
  • Interdisciplinary