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Award for Teaching Excellence 2020-21

 “To be a teacher is a privilege. Teachers take up the great responsibility to inspire and empower younger generations.”


Dr Rachel K W LUI Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science

Dr Rachel K W LUI
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science

Dr Rachel LUI was recruited as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Science in 2012. Her main duties have been to coordinate and deliver both lectures and tutorials for Science Foundation courses and a number of Common Core Courses. Along the way, she picked up knowledge about the Outcomebased Approach to Student Learning (OBASL), and applied this approach in curriculum development and classroom pedagogies for the courses she teaches.


Rachel actively experimented with different teaching tools such as flipped classroom and gamification and has received numerous Teaching Development Grants. Supported by the Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme, she collaborated with colleagues at UCLA to develop teaching materials using a new technology called Learning Glass, which increases and encourages interaction in the classroom. Moreover, her major goal is to equip her students with quantitative skills as data science is crucial in society. Recently, she proposed a Common Core Course “Artificial Intelligence: Utopia or Dystopia?”, which is well received by students.


Rachel has won multiple awards in her teaching career. She, together with her colleagues, received the Faculty Award for Teaching Innovations in E-Learning in 2016, and the Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award in 2014. In 2019, she achieved the status of Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy in recognition of her attaining proficiency in the knowledge and professional values set out by the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education. Her accomplishment sets a great example of excellent teaching and how it can empower students.

Dr Rachel K W LUI