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 ​Above & Beyond 2019-20

We received 281 nominations in our fourth year of the Above & Beyond recognition scheme, but 2020 brought some challenges along the way!

This was the first year for us to launch two new categories; Learning & Teaching and Research & Innovation were introduced in 2020.

Our panel reviewed all the nominations and they managed to do this in-person just in the nick of time, before we went into lockdown!

But the Above & Beyond Team decided that the show must go on, so instead of having the usual celebratory event at Craiglockhart, we went digital! Our University Leadership Team put on their glad rags and filmed themselves at home to present the winners for each of the 10 categories.


The film was produced by the Above & Beyond Team and released on Friday 29 May; check out the online ceremony right here.


Here’s a quick summary of the winners:

  • Ambitious award: Shane Horgan, Lecturer in the School of Applied Sciences
  • Inclusive award: Bruce Harper-McDonald, Lecturer in the School of Health & Social Care
  • Innovative award: Laura Snedden, Duty Supervisor in [EN]gage gym
  • Leadership Excellence award: Nathalia Tjandra, Associate Professor in the Business School
  • Learning & Teaching award: King Omeihe, Lecturer in the Business School
  • Outstanding Student Experience award: Hock Tan, Lecturer in the Business School
  • Partnership award: Ruth Cochrane, Lecturer in the School of Arts & Creative Industries
  • Professional award: Scott Killen, Employment Liaison and Recruitment Manager in the School of Computing
  • Research & Innovation award: Luca Mora, Lecturer in the Business School  
  • University Enterprise Award: Jo Brown (Assistant Laboratory Technician) & Lisa McMillan (Laboratory Technician) in the School of Applied Sciences



We also recognised colleagues who have given 25 years’ service and our colleagues who achieved HEA fellowship in 2019.


You can see the list of those colleagues at the end of the film!