Over the past year I have intended to nominate Graeme on a number of occasions for this award. I am at last delighted to do so.
When I was an applicant for my MSc, Graeme took time to explain the process and dealt with my queries – at the postgraduate open evening, by phone and by email. He made me feel that City was a place which valued its students.

On starting my MSc in September 2018, Graeme was there again at our induction day. He had worked to make sure everyone felt connected to the course, the academics, and each other. The early stages in transition to postgraduate study can set the foundations for success – I feel that Graeme’s work gave not just me but my fellow students a great start on our course.

As a mature student returning to study, I had various practical questions during my first term. Again, Graeme was proactive in responding – and happy to meet in person, which can make a big difference. He also projected and role-modelled a wonderful sense of inclusion – which will remain with me.

Like many, I had a few hiccups with course assignments. Graeme was not just reassuring – he was able to share experience from his own postgraduate study which was invaluable. In the last week, while many were winding down for the Easter break, Graeme responded to an assessment query within a matter of hours – and early in the morning.

My personal views have been echoed by other students – on our class WhatsApp group his name pops up regularly as having helped or supported others (with the same proactivity that I have experienced).

Graeme has also been great at helping students celebrate their success – one fellow student was particularly pleased when Graeme attended a student awards event and shared a picture of their award on the organisational psychology twitter feed.

I have worked in higher education as an academic and would like to think that my students had someone like Graeme to welcome and support them. He has a wonderful blend of efficiency and humanity that I believe would benefit many organisations.

Nominated by: Anonymous, 20th Apr 2019
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