Lim named Public Sector Lecturer of the Year at Accounting awards

23 Apr 2024
Man with trophy forming the letters 'PQ'

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Taxation at the University of Winchester Lim Teoh was named Public Sector Lecturer of the Year at the 2024 PQ Magazine Awards.

Lim received his award at a ceremony at Lio London, the former Café de Paris, in the West End on Monday evening (22 April).

A delighted Lim thanked Dr Julia Osgerby for her nomination, and Sarah Moore-Williams, Dean Dean of the Faculty of Business and Digital Technologies and Director of the University of Winchester Business School for her continued encouragement and support.

Lim said: “This journey wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible support of my colleagues at University of Winchester particularly in the Department of Economics, Accounting and Finance.

“To my students, thank you for your participation and engagement in class. Your commitment to learning inspires me every day!”

Lim has won numerous awards during his 20-year academic career and in 2022 he was recognised with a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship for his outstanding impact on student outcomes and teaching in higher education.

An expert in taxation, he has brought the subject to life for his students with clever use of digital technology.

In one exercise Lim uses a mobile phone app that places students in a virtual café where they act as waiting staff. If they answer the questions correctly, they can restock food to serve their customers and win reward points.

The University of Winchester earned two award nominations at awards thanks to the innovative lecturers on its Accounting and Finance programme.

Winchester was also shortlisted in the College of the Year category.

The University’s entry emphasised the Accounting and Finance team’s promotion of student employability, practical real-world learning, commercial awareness and digital skills.

This strong focus on employability is reflected in Winchester’s Top 10 ranking in the UK​ for graduates in employment or further study (HESA Graduate Outcomes data 2023), with the Accounting and Finance programme achieving 95 per cent employability.

Winchester’s Accounting and Finance programme also scored highly in the 2023 National Student Survey (NSS) where it received a 100 per cent positive response to the questions: ‘How good are teaching staff at explaining things?’ and ‘How well have teaching staff supported your learning?”.

Courses also received 90 per cent plus positive responses to questions concerning the fairness of marking, access to learning resources and academic support.

Sarah Moore-Williams, who is a Chartered Certified Accountant, said: “These nominations highlight the excellence of our teaching in Accounting Finance and the imagination and dedication of our staff.

“Accounting and Finance is key part of any business, and the University is proud of its record in preparing highly confident and competent graduates to enter this sector.”

Dr Sabine Bohnacker-Bruce, Head of Department for Economics, Accounting and Finance, said: “Following on from our excellent NSS scores, this is testimony that we are delivering high-quality teaching which prepares our students for the world of work.”

To find out more about Accounting and Finance at the University of Winchester, visit BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance 2024 - University of Winchester

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