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Marion Boers wins Humanities Education Award 2016

Art history lecturer Marion Boers was awarded the Humanities Education Award at the opening of the academic year this afternoon. Every year, the most inspiring teacher receives the award. The judges praised Boers for her enthusiasm and sense of humour.


Art history study association LKV nominated Marion Boers on account of her positive attitude and commitment to her students. Boers motivates students to participate and ask questions, which instills a positive mindset in those taking her courses. 


The judges visited Boers' lecture to see her in action. They noticed that indeed, students were highly engaged with the class (and even the judges themselves grew excited about the topic at hand!). Boers lectured with enthusiasm, variation and humour, without ever losing track of the course. The jury lauds Boers' passion for her profession - her joy in teaching is unquestionable.

About Marion Boers

Marion Boers studied Dutch language and culture and Art history in Leiden. She started lecturing in 1986 in the Dutch Studies department. The Humanities Education Award wasn't her only nomination: she was in the running for the LUS Teaching Prize as well. 

Studying in Leiden



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