Chairman's Award Made to Psychology Lecturer
A PSYCHOLOGY lecturer has been given a prestigious university award for his hard work and commitment to students.
Dr Philip Morgan, senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Wales, Newport, is the recipient of this year's Chairman's Award.
He receives pounds 500 and a plaque presented by Andrew Wilkinson, chairman of the university's board of governors.
Newport presents a Chairman's Award each year to acknowledge extraordinary contribution to the work and life of the university by members of staff.
Despite only formally joining Newport in May 2011, Dr Morgan had previously taught students as a visiting lecturer in cognitive psychology and research methods. Nominated by several of his students, one of them, Abbie Viveash, said he was "quite simply, the best lecturer a student could wish to be taught by".
Dr Morgan's lectures are fully attended and his humour and warmth is well known among his own students and beyond.
Dr Nicky Lewis, head of the School of Sport, Health and Applied Social Sciences, said: "Despite being relatively new at the university, Phil's impact has been substantial. …