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National Teaching Fellowship

Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence

Celebrating outstanding collaborative impact The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) recognises and rewards collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning. Introduced in 2016, the scheme highlights the key role of teamwork in higher education.

In 2018, the scheme opened to members of staff from all providers of higher education across the four nations of the UK. Institutions can nominate one team per annum.

The scheme is organised and run by Advance HE.

2019 CATE Winners

Meet the 2019 CATE winners.

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Benefits of winning a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence

Gaining a CATE has a number of benefits for both individuals and their institutions.

Benefits to teams Benefits to institutions
Provides teams with national recognition and profile of their collaborative work in learning and teaching within higher education. Offers an extension to university wide team-based recognition schemes, as a means to raise the status of learning and teaching.
The award can help ‘open doors’ to new collaborative or career opportunities. Showcases the institution’s support of collaborative approaches to developing teaching excellence and the impact on learning and teaching.
Join a national community of like-minded professionals who are passionate about collaborative approaches to teaching excellence. Enables staff to collaborate and network with colleagues across disciplines, themes, institutions, nations and countries.

Past winners

Each team has demonstrated evidence that their collaborative work has had a demonstrable impact upon teaching and learning.

This could be impact on colleagues and/or students at an institutional or discipline level.

In 2016 and 2017, winning teams received a monetary award to implement their dissemination plan and assess the impact of their work.

If you would like to gain some inspiration and find out more about past winners review the full directory of 2016 and 2017 finalists below.

CATE 2016 winners and finalists

CATE 2017 winners and finalists

CATE 2018 winners and finalists

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