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Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence

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. See the winning teams below.
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Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence

Find out more about CATE, the team award which has been running since 2016.
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Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence

middlesex cate
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Institution: Middlesex University
Through the work of the Student Learning Assistants (SLAs) for Success team, SLAs are supported in enriching learning experiences, sharing student perspectives on teaching excellence and enhancing their own employability skills. SLAs are empowered to become leaders confident in co-leading curriculum-related projects, and offer mentoring and coaching support to their peers.
DMU mental wellbeing
Faculty Departments:
Institution: De Montfort University
De Montfort University’s Embedding Mental Wellbeing team harnesses the power of academics, professional services and the Students’ Union in collaborative partnership to embed mental wellbeing activity across the University. Responding to the University community and the impact of Covid-19, this project has achieved cross-institutional transformation and cross-sector impact.
lancaster cate
Faculty Departments:
Institution: Lancaster University
The Learning Development team works collaboratively with student partners and a wide range of stakeholders at Lancaster University to create learning opportunities where all students can flourish and succeed at the highest levels. The team’s specialist areas are maths and statistics, mentoring, academic writing, and English language for academic study.
ox brookes cate
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The Oxford Brookes Social Work team, together with colleagues from Hope Africa University, are a group of individuals largely with Social Work practice related backgrounds. These backgrounds, associated with widening participation, has developed a unique set of transferable skills that they have brought with them into their work on anti-racism.
sheffield cate
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Institution: University of Sheffield
The Human Communication Sciences (HCS) Clinical Team consists of clinical academics collaborating to lead innovation in the clinical education of Speech and Language Therapists to deliver an outstanding student experience. Their innovation is now embedded into all HEIs who deliver Speech and Language Therapy programmes in the UK.
warwick cate
Faculty Departments:
Institution: University of Warwick
The Learning Design Consultancy Unit brings together academic developers, academic technologists and experts from across the University of Warwick to support colleagues in the design of online and blended teaching and learning. The LDCU encompasses an active community of practice and provides collaborative approaches to sharing practice, support and inspiration.
Faculty Departments:
Institution: Ulster University
The Office for Digital Learning, at Ulster University in Northern Ireland, is a team of 9 full time members, enhanced every year by a University funded placement student and a purposeful approach to student advocacy. The team supports digital learning for 33,000 users.
brunel cate
Faculty Departments:
Institution: Brunel University London
Established in 2006. Made in Brunel is a student led initiative that showcases Brunel's design talent at its finest. It aims to connect Brunel Design to the greater creative community to help promote the incredible work the students produce.
uwe cate
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Institution: University of the West of England
A highly diverse team of clinical academics, NHS and professional services staff with a strong passion for multi-professional prescribing training, the UWE Prescribing Team designs and delivers outstanding prescribing training to nurses and allied health professionals; pioneering training models to influence practice regionally and nationally.
keele cate
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Institution: Keele University
The Keele TBL Group have adapted Team Based Learning (TBL), a collaborative active learning strategy, to various contexts contributing to enhanced student experience and performance. Through wide dissemination, they have actively supported colleagues at Keele and elsewhere in adopting TBL in their own practice.
london met cate
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Institution: London Metropolitan University
With a passion for educational creativity, the #creativeHE team inspires the innovation, experimentation and disruption of teaching practices through an international, friendly and facilitative community. Founded on open scholarship and collaborative practice, the team are committed to continual personal, educational, institutional and sector transformation to enhance staff and student experience.
rgu cate
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Institution: Robert Gordon University
Robert Gordon University’s Welcome Leadership Group formed in 2020, bringing together students, professional and academic staff. The team devised and coordinated a new virtual Student Welcome. The success of Welcome is evident in a range of measures, including high overall satisfaction in surveys and students’ confidence and preparedness for study.