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2019 teaching excellence award winners unveiled

05 Aug 2019 | Advance HE Fifty-four new National Teaching Fellows and 15 winning teams in the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence are announced by Advance HE today (5 August).

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) showcase the outstanding impact of individuals and teams who teach or support learning in UK higher education, recognising their success and providing a platform to share the learning from their practice

Alison Johns, Advance HE’s chief executive, said, “Congratulations to all our 2019 winners of these two prestigious, national awards.

“Becoming a National Teaching Fellow or winning CATE team is a huge achievement. It can be truly life-changing. Creating ambassadors for innovative and impactful teaching who are valued by institutions and colleagues, and who can set in motion change and enhancements to make a really positive impact on student experience and outcomes across their institution and beyond.

“Advance HE looks forward to working with the winners to help to disseminate their work for the benefit of all.”

Dr Ben Calvert, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of South Wales and Chair of the 2019 Teaching Excellence Awards Advisory Panel, said, “These awards really are the pinnacle of reward and recognition in teaching and learning.

“The 2019 winners are rightly proud of their achievements and I am sure they will continue to share their knowledge as individuals and teams so that their institutions, colleagues and the wider higher education sector can benefit from their expertise.”

Winners will receive their awards at a special ceremony on 16 October in Manchester.

2019 CATE winners:

Project TIGERS

Birmingham City University

Digital Assessment@Brunel

Brunel University London

Bucks Academic Enhancement Team

Buckinghamshire New University

Students as Colleagues

Edinburgh Napier University

PEETS - Promoting Excellence in Employability and Transversal Skills

Glasgow Caledonian University

Paramedic Team

Liverpool John Moores University

Open Education in Eye Health

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Middlesex Computer Science

Middlesex University

Using student engagement data to drive pedagogic innovation

Newman University Birmingham

The Student Engagement Team

Nottingham Trent University

The University of Sunderland’s Crime awareness student film projects, in collaboration with Northumbria Police and its Sexual Assault Referral Centre

The University of Sunderland

University of Bradford Physiotherapy Team

University of Bradford

Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Team

University of Bristol

Science Foundation Year

University of Lincoln

Central Foundation Years

University of Sussex

Read more about the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence including winning team profiles.

2019 National Teaching Fellows:

Farrukh Akhtar         

Kingston University

Professor Kamran Ali          

University of Plymouth

Professor Jo Angouri         

University of Warwick

Dr Richard Ayres     

University of Plymouth

Amy Barlow  

University of Portsmouth

Gemma Barton         

University of Brighton

Professor Lucy Berthoud   

University of Bristol

Dr Rachel Bolton-King        

Staffordshire University

Dr Scott Border        

University of Southampton

Dr Jacqueline Brodie          

Edinburgh Napier Business School

Dr Rachael Carkett  

University of Bath

Paul Chesterton       

Teesside University

Anna Coonan-Byrom          

University of Central Lancashire

Dr Jane Creaton       

University of Portsmouth

Dr Duncan Cross     

University of Bolton

Professor Sally Curtis         

University of Southampton

Dr Philip Denton      

Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Yota Dimitriadi    

University of Reading

Dr Liz Doherty          

Ulster University

Professor Maralyn Druce    

Queen Mary University of London

Dr Lee Fawcett         

Newcastle University

Dr Lindsey Ferrie     

Newcastle University

Professor Gabrielle Finn     

University of York

Professor Andrew Fisher    

University of Nottingham

Sarah Flynn  

University of Hertfordshire

Dr Alison Greig        

Anglia Ruskin University

Professor Catherine Hobbs

University of the West of England, Bristol

Dr Katharine Hubbard         

University of Hull

Dr Julie Hyde

University of Sheffield

Dr Harriet Jones

University of East Anglia

Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova     

University of Reading

Dr Samia Kamal       

Oxford Brookes University

Dr Richard Lewis     

Cardiff University

Professor Katherine Linehan         

University of Sheffield

Professor Colin Macdougall           

University of Warwick

Professor Heather McQueen          

University of Edinburgh

Professor Graham Meikle   

University of Westminster

Leisa Nichols-Drew 

De Montfort University

Dr Malachy Ó Néill   

Ulster University

Justin O’Brien          

Royal Holloway University of London

Daron Oram  

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Professor Richard Owen    

Swansea University

Dr Clive Palmer        

University of Central Lancashire

Dr Mike Seal 

Newman University Birmingham

Dr Gita Sedghi          

University of Liverpool

Fiona Shelton           

University of Derby

Andrew Sturrock     

University of Sunderland

Dr Adam Taylor        

Lancaster University

Professor Colin Turner       

Ulster University

Dr Helen Webster     

Newcastle University

Dr Jane White           

University of Bath

Professor Richard Wilding 

Cranfield University

Dr Robert Wilson     

Cardiff University

Dr Gary Wood          

The University of Sheffield

Read more about the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme including winner profiles.



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