Keele Excellence Award winner - Supporting Student Learning

Ian Bayliss is this year’s winner of the Keele Excellence Award (Learning and Teaching) in the category of Supporting Student Learning.

Ian Bayliss is a Music Technician based in the School of Humanities. Since arriving at Keele 18 months ago, Ian has significantly transformed Music and Music Technology teaching resources. He has demonstrated excellence throughout and feedback from students and colleagues emphasises his positive impact on student learning. Colleagues have commended his ability to progress and shape their thinking around teaching, while providing consistently outstanding support for students. Ian’s efforts have clearly helped students realise their potential, offering his direct guidance and ensuring access to high quality and user-friendly studio spaces. Drawing on his previous experience, Ian has planned and developed a new recording studio, designed to industry standards, and capable of meeting the endless varying demands of students’ project work.

Tributes from colleagues demonstrate that Ian provides invaluable help and support to both staff and students and his skills, clarity of explanation, rigour, attention to detail and quality, calmness, and of course patience, is keenly appreciated by all. Ian’s direct work in helping and encouraging both undergraduate and research students in their project work, has been instrumental to their creative and academic achievements.

Congratulations Ian!