University of Dundee

Chancellor’s Award for Stephen Land

13 May 2021

Dr Stephen Land has been named as one of this year’s winners of the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching.

Dr Land said, "This came as a real surprise and a bit of a shock….albeit a pleasant one! The success of the Biological and Biomedical Education curriculum has been built through the commitment and sheer hard graft of colleagues both past and present and so I’m very much aware that, in receiving this award, I’m standing on the shoulders of giants.  Thank you!"

Winners of the Chancellor's Award must demonstrate enhancement to practice, and sustainable change and impact as a direct result of their teaching. Furthermore, their instigation, establishment and evaluation of outstanding teaching and support of transformational learning must reflect the University’s values and leave a legacy within the area of practice.

Professor Blair Grubb, Vice-Principal Education, said "This past year has posed unprecedented challenges. The work of Stephen exemplifies the very best of how our community has responded."

Dr Stephen Land has taught across different Schools at the University for 22 years, and has been instrumental in the design, refinement and stewardship of the Biomedical suite of programmes at Dundee.

Stephen was recently appointed Academic Regional Lead for the University in the Middle East and North Africa, and has successfully implemented a study abroad partnership with the School of Humanities to deliver an educational programme suitable for STEM students from the USA, which has enhanced the University’s reputation and profile there.

Stephen also has the remarkable record of being nominated for the DUSA Student-led Teaching Awards every year since 2000.

Dr Linda McSwiggan (School of Health Sciences) was named as the other recipient of the Chancellor’s Award.