Inspiration in Education nominee – Becky Wright
A university lecturer who has worked in operating theatres around the region has been called ‘an inspiration’ and ‘an unsung hero’.
Becky Wright is the Course Lead for direct entry Operating Department Practice students at Staffordshire University, based at the Stafford campus.
After graduating from Staffs in 2010 she worked in NHS and private sector hospitals in Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton in roles including urology theatre lead, gynaecology theatre lead and deputy theatre co-ordinator alongside being a practice educator for learners.
Becky has been nominated as an Inspiration in Education in Your Heroes Awards by fellow Staffordshire University lecturer Stanley Mills.
Stanley said: “Becky consistently provides support for both students and colleagues. I believe that Becky should win this award because of how graceful and understated she is as a leader in education.
“Becky is fantastically productive and organised, while always remaining unflustered and positive, leading the team quietly and solidly from behind and asking for no thanks or praise in return.
“So often we’re inspired by those who declare themselves boldly while the industriousness and support that sustains our teams goes uncelebrated. Becky enthusiastically celebrates the successes of our team with genuine pride while quietly succeeding in incredibly diverse educational activities herself.
“Becky is truly an inspiration and a perfect recipient for an award for being an unsung hero.”
Becky said: “It’s really touching to be nominated for a Your Heroes Award. It’s nice to be recognised. I’ve only been doing the course leader role since October last year so this is a big confidence boost.”