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University of Aberdeen celebrates CATE win

31 Aug 2021 | University of Aberdeen The University of Aberdeen's School of Education won a CATE in recognition of its work specialising in providing professional learning for educators.

The TQFE/BAPD team, which delivers the Teaching Qualification for Further Education (TQFE) and BA (Professional Development) qualifications at the University of Aberdeen, has won the Advance HE Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE)

The TQFE/BAPD team provides professional learning for educators in Scotland’s colleges and other related professions, enhancing their skills and confidence and enabling professional development.  

The team won praise from students for the impact of their work, which includes the development of accessible online study programmes and opportunities for international collaboration via digital platforms.  

The collaborative work that underpins this activity is extensive, both among team members and with students and other institutions in Scotland and beyond. This has been particularly true in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, where the team has pulled together to ensure the best possible experience for students.  

The team's impact, both through widening access and international activity is clear - they are making a real difference to communities. The School of Education and I are proud of the team and celebrate this significant achievement with them.”

David Smith, Head of the University’s School of Education

We are delighted to receive recognition of our work through the Advance HE CATE award. It will support our ongoing collaborations and development of innovative practices to benefit our learners, colleagues and wider communities.”

Sarah Cornelius, TQFE/BAPD team leader

Nominations for CATE and NTFS 2022 open on Monday 4 October 2021. Find out more about the 2021 winners of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence.


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