UQ's top performing tutors in Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences for first semester 2012 have been recognised for their efforts.

Each semester, the School assesses tutors based on student evaluations and staff feedback.

Tutors in the top 10% achieved a score of 5.81 or better (out of 6.0) on a score that combined the overall performance question of student evaluation surveys with an aggregated score for a series of evaluation questions answered by staff.

Thirteen tutors received a certificate of acheivement and a movie ticket voucher, while those able to attend enjoyed a lunch hosted by Head of School, Professor Melissa Brown, on 17 September.

They tutored across courses in a range of disciplines and year levels.

Professor Brown emphasised the important role tutors play in the School.

"Tutors are at the frontline of our teaching effort and are vital to enhancing the learning experience of our students" she said.

"We thank you for your efforts and are pleased to recognise your success by holding this lunch".

Jed Burns and Jayee Patil were recognised for the added distinction of scoring among the top tutors in two courses, while Jayee, Clementine Pradal and Ania Wronski were congratulated for also having received awards in previous semesters.

The School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences tutor awards ceremony takes place each semester.

Nick BALLAM (CHEM1010)


Jed BURNS (CHEM2054 and CHEM3001)

Simon CHEN (CHEM1010)

Alysha ELLIOTT (BIOC2000)

Candice HEATH (BIOL2200)

Ivor LEE (BIOL2200)



Jayee PATIL (BIOL2200 and CHEE1001)

Clementine PRADAL (BIOC2000)

Brenda TJELTA (CHEM1020)