Ivor Neill
  • The Award for FE Lecturer of the Year (sponsored by the Department for Education)
  • North West Regional College
  • Derry, Northern Ireland

Learners at this college are drawn to Ivor because of his genuine interest in their success and development. Described by colleagues as caring, kind and enchanting, Ivor uses a wide range of teaching methods to maximise potential and ensure that his lessons are active and engaging.  He brings subjects to life through engagement with local industry providers through visits to facilities, bringing in guest speakers, arranging expeditions and excursions.

Using his life experiences Ivor is known for ‘lighting up’ his lessons.   He  brings them to life using real-life experience.  Ivor has a vast life and industry experience. Students respect and value his stories. After a long career teaching, Ivor remains highly enthusiastic and motivated and his keenness for his modules is contagious. He is a firm believer in exposure to experiences and learning opportunities for his students.  In this belief he actively pursues opportunities for students to learn.