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2021 NTFS and CATE winners honoured with teaching excellence awards

05 Aug 2021 | Advance HE 55 National Teaching Fellows and 14 teams in the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence winners revealed for 2021.

Advance HE is delighted to announce 55 new National Teaching Fellows and 14 teams awarded the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE).

2021 sees the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) surpass 1,000 awardees in its 21-year history. The scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education.

Fourteen teams share the 2021 CATE accolade which recognises and rewards collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning and highlights the key role of teamwork in higher education.

I am delighted to congratulate the 2021 NTFS and CATE awardees on their achievements. This year marks the 1000th National Teaching Fellowship award. Over the years, each and every NTF has made an impact on the sector – both on the students they teach and on their fellow teaching staff who look to them for inspiration and guidance.

“It’s also very gratifying to see the quality of teamwork represented this year – the CATE awards really have become part of the sector landscape. Teamwork has been especially important in the past year with the challenges for teaching and learning as a result of social distancing and in the autumn we will publish case studies highlighting this excellent collaborative effort. I am sure that institutions will value these examples as we start to return to the best of in-person teaching complemented by excellent online delivery.

“Well done to each and every awardee on this outstanding achievement.”

Alison Johns, Chief Executive of Advance HE

The full list of 2021 NTFs and CATE winners is below.


Advance HE will publish the CATE Collection featuring case studies of excellent collaborative work in the Autumn. This online publication explores collaborative leadership and partnership working and will be the first in a series of annual publications authored by CATE winners.

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