Teaching Rewards: Shyam Reyal

Congratulations to Shyam who featured as Instructor of the month with CodeFirst Girls and was nominated for a teaching award by undergraduate computer science students. Shyam has been busy working on first level modules this semester and his passion for Computer Science, friendly approachable personality and all his hard work, has been duly rewarded.


Ae fond farewell: Judith Malcolm

The school recently celebrated the retirement of Teaching Fellow, Judith Malcolm who retired last month.

During nearly 20 years of teaching within in the School, she worked on many undergraduate and postgraduate modules, participated in a number of teaching initiatives and coordinated both the Evening Degree and Communication and Teaching in Science.


During her leaving presentation she conveyed how much she will miss the school community, students and staff and will remember her years here very fondly. Having requested a list of recommended books and films from staff and students, to occupy some of her spare time we can be assured our influence will endure.

Judith has not completely escaped the world of Computer Science, and will continue to contribute to our successful evening degree modules.

Graham Kirby: Excellence in Teaching Award

We congratulate our Director of Teaching Dr Graham Kirby on being rewarded for championing ‘learning by doing’ at The University Teaching Awards held in Parliament Hall.

The School is rated highly for student satisfaction, which echoes the great teaching and strong student staff community sustained here in Computer Science. Graham is pictured below participating in some recent School activities.


Images courtesy of me (apologies in advance).

MSc Poster Presentations 2011

The MSc poster presentations and project demonstrations took place this afternoon. We wish all of our MSc students good luck as they finish their dissertations and move closer to graduation!

Event details

  • When: 31st August 2011 14:00 - 16:00
  • Where: Honey 110 - MSc Lab

Professor Ian Sommerville receives teaching awards

Professor Ian Sommerville has been honoured for his work in software engineering education.

The distinguished researcher has received the 2011 SIGSOFT Influential Educator award from the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the 2011 Outstanding Educator award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

The awards recognise Professor Sommerville’s work in developing software engineering education and in helping establish The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance Graduate Academy in Scotland.

Prof Ian Sommerville

See the official University of St Andrews press release for more information