Three of the Centre for Journalism's academic staff have won recognition for the excellence of their teaching in the annual Kent Union Teaching Awards. Rob Bailey, Lecturer in Reporting, won the award for Teaching Employability. Sarah Lonsdale, Lecturer in Reporting and Writing, and Lesley Phippen, Lecturer in Media Law, were both nominated for their excellence as teachers. The awards recognise and reward University staff who are committed to delivering excellent teaching and support to their students. Professor Tim Luckhurst, head of the Centre for Journalism, said: "These awards are hugely deserved. The Centre promises its students the best possible teaching and academic support. We are proud to offer one-to-one supervision and employability is among our primary commitments. Everyone in the Centre is proud of Rob, Sarah and Lesley. These awards are made by students for students. They prove that the National Council for the Training of Journalists is right to rank Kent top for undergraduate journalism education."