Many congratulations to Dr Nicholas Thomas, Associate Professor of the Department of Asian and International Studies, for receiving the CityU Teaching Excellence Award this year.
Dr Thomas, the only awardee this year, is a committed teacher whose motto “Learning from research. Learning for life,” is exercised throughout his teaching at CityU. He explains ideas clearly to different age groups and abilities, interacts with students to make them feel comfortable about learning, and generally makes learning fun. His students found his lectures to be very interesting, unforgettable, and great opportunities to think independently and build teamwork.
The award will be formally presented at the Congregation in November 2017, and awardee name will be added to the permanently displayed register of CityU Teaching Excellence Award recipients. The awardee receives a cash prize of HK$15,000 for professional development and a teaching grant of HK$150,000.