Fifty-four new National Teaching Fellows and 15 winners of the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) were recognised at an awards ceremony held in Edinburgh last night.
For the first time, all four home nations were represented in the awards, with the participation of institutions from Scotland this year, with five National Teaching Fellowships.
About NTFS and CATE
The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education.
The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) recognises and rewards collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning. This year, six of the 15 winning teams received an additional ‘Spotlight Award’ which highlights particular aspects of collaborative practice or the outcomes of collaborations from which the broader HE sector can benefit. (The full list of winners is below.)
Speaking to award winners and guests, Alison Johns, chief executive of Advance HE, congratulated the awardees, commenting, “The whole sector joins me in saluting the success of each and every one of you.” She added,
These awards are an opportunity to highlight the fact that great teaching is thriving in UK universities.”
“Advance HE is very proud to run these awards on behalf of the sector. A key part of our role in this programme is to work with both NTFs and CATE winners to showcase their work so that others can learn and benefit from their success.”
2018 National Teaching Fellows
2018 CATE winners
There are now more than 860 NTFs. Institutions may nominate up to three individuals per annum. The schemes are open to all staff whose teaching or support roles enhance the student learning experience.
The NTF and CATE schemes will run again in 2019. Applications for NTFS open 9 January 2019, closing 3 April. Applications for CATE open 9 January 2019, closing 27 March.
More information is available on the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme page, including full profiles of the 2018 winners. Full profiles of the CATE winners are also available on the Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence page.