Oriola Sallavaci is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Anglia Ruskin University. In 2018, she won the Excellent Teaching and Inclusive Lecturer Awards. She tells us how it felt for her to win these Made A Difference Awards.
I am deeply moved and honoured to have won two MAD awards as Excellent Teacher and Inclusive Lecturer.
I have been teaching in higher education since September 2000 and at Anglia Ruskin University since 2013. Throughout my career in academia I have paid special attention to forming a healthy professional relationship with my students. My colleagues and I seek to equip our students with the necessary skills that a future employer seeks in a graduate. Being familiar with the qualities that employers are looking for, during my teaching and pastoral care, I constantly encourage students to participate and engage; raise above their fears and gain confidence in themselves. I am committed to take that ‘extra step’ in providing students with all the support they need to overcome the difficulties which may arise from their personal circumstances and beyond. I encourage them to achieve their full potential and it is a great satisfaction to hear in return that I have been a source of inspiration and motivation to them.
I am grateful and wish my students every success in their lives.