Latest News | 8 April 2024

College project receives national recognition

DCG (Derby College Group)
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A member of staff at Derby College Group has earned national recognition for a project aimed at supporting students and teachers.

Linzi Smithies, an advanced practitioner in land-based animal science and equine at the college’s Broomfield Hall campus, was shortlisted for a Pioneer Award at the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Heroes Awards.

Linzi developed the approach ‘Dirt and Toes’, which seeks to reduce staff workload and improve assessment and feedback processes.

The combined methods have resulted in students’ confidence increasing and higher grades.

Linzi said: “I was delighted to be recognised for the project. I have seen a positive impact on the students and the teachers.

“I appreciate being giving the opportunity to carry out this research, as it is something so close to my heart.

“I have a real passion for supporting the students and teachers and helping people develop.”

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