The OxTALENT awards ceremony is first and foremost a celebration of the creativity and innovation of participants in the competition. It's also the culmination of another year of productive - and enjoyable - collaboration between Academic IT Services and staff and students across the University to further the benefits of digital technologies to all areas of academic activity.
This year's OxTALENT awards ceremony was held at the Oxford Martin School on Wednesday 14 June. In total, 87 entries had been received (a record!), and their quality was reflected in the number of awards made: 23 across the seven categories.
This year the entries in each category were co-judged by a member of Academic IT Services and an expert from elsewhere in the University. A number of the specialist co-judges were able to attend the ceremony and announce the award-winners; we thank Dr Julia Horn (Innovative Teaching & Learning), Tom Fuller (Digital Media), Lesley Paterson (Public Engagement) and James Slattery (Outreach & Widening Participation).
Invited talks were given by Professor Sir Paul Collier, Professor Emma Smith and two of the winners: Dr Janet Smart (Innovative Teaching & Learning) and Dr Niall Winters (Outreach & Widening Participation).
Full details of all the winners, runners-up and recipients of honourable mentions can be found in the News from Academic IT blog.
Many congratulations to everyone who took part and to the organising team - an inspiring showcase of using digital technology in education.