A LECTURER from the University of Worcester has been nominated in this year’s Worcestershire Education Awards.

Lorna Williams, who teaches Primary Design and Technology, was nominated for the Lecturer of the Year category.

The nomination praised her as a “highly enthusiastic lecturer whose passion for both design and technology and early years shines through”.

Mrs Williams, 42, said she was “shocked, surprised and honoured to be nominated”, adding: “I cannot begin to describe how overwhelming and humbling it is to be nominated for this award.

“I have only been teaching at the University of Worcester since September 2017 and prior to that I was an early years teacher and phase leader.

“At first it was a little scary moving from teaching four and five year olds to ‘big’ people, but the students are fantastic and they really engage in Primary Design and Technology sessions that I teach.

“My role at the university as PGCE Early Years cohort lead means that I can support, inspire and enthuse students who are following in my career footsteps to become amazing early years teachers of the future.

“Back then I could never have imagined that my love of teaching would lead me back to where it all began, working with some inspirational and dedicated colleagues on the Primary Team.

“The most rewarding aspect of my role is teaching the students and learning new things every day from others.

“No matter how old the learner, being a teacher is an incredible privilege.”

The deadline for nominations is April 18. Finalists are chosen by a panel of judges and winners are announced during an awards ceremony at the University Arena on June 20.