The QUB Teaching Awards Scheme was established to encourage and reward the development of learning and teaching practice, and activities that support learning and teaching practices, that have led to particularly effective/worthwhile learning. I was a recipient of this award, along with colleagues Joe Duffy, Gavin Davidson, Berni Kelly and Chaitali Das, for work in in relation to involving service users and carers in social work education. the citation stated that: "This Teaching Award is presented to a team from Social Work for their innovative approach to involving service users in teaching and assessing Social Work students. By enabling students to visit service users in their own community settings and involving the service users in role play assessments, the team provides students with realistic insights into their chosen profession and prepares them more effectively for placement. This substantial innovation is making an impact on the teaching of Social Work both nationally and internationally."