Dr Aru Narayanasamy was nominated by his colleagues for his enthusiasm for his subject and inspiring his students. He is amongst 50 lecturers and learning support assistants to be awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy.
The fellowship comes with an award of £10,000 to be used for personal and/or professional development in teaching.
Dr Narayanasamy said: ‘This is a great achievement. It not only brings recognition to my teaching on ethnicity, diversity and spiritual health but it also brings distinction to the university for the quality of teaching it offers’.