Rheidol Power Station got its first female
plant manager when Rachael Pisani,
BEng Mechanical Engineering 1997; PhD
2000, took up her position in May 2005.
Law School – it’s official
by Laura Jones
Betting on a winner
Salford ‘rising star’
wins national teaching award
A Salford Computer Science lecturer
has won a prestigious National Teaching
Fellowship Award worth £50,000 for his
outstanding contribution to teaching
r Andrew Young, from the School of Computing, Science & Engineering, won the
award in the Rising Star category. The funds will enable him to undertake his project
on the virtual assessment environment.
He was nominated by the University at the start of 2005, and formally received his
Award at a celebration dinner in London in September.
Sir David Watson, Chair of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme Advisory Panel, said: “This is the
second consecutive year in which the Scheme has supported 50 Fellows. Once again they come from
an immensely impressive pool of applicants and represent the very best of learning and teaching in
our universities and colleges.”
Andrew has been a lecturer in the School of Computing, Science & Engineering for five years, after
spending six years as a Research Fellow in computer security.
He is an Associate Member of the Higher Education Research Centre and sits on the organising
committee and editorial board for the annual Education in a Changing Environment conference.
He is also currently undertaking a doctorate in educational research at Manchester University.
by Laura Jones
Honour: Dr Andrew Young (centre) receives his National Teaching Fellowship Award
he degree, which will be the
cornerstone of the new Law School,
was approved by the two bodies
following their visit in June 2005.
Professor Alistair Alcock, who practised as an
investment banker before becoming an
academic, has been appointed as founding Law
Professor and Head of School.