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NTF and CATE Annual Symposium 2020 - A decade of change?

Aston Conference Centre
County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
All categories
Fellowship Category
All Fellowship Categories
Event Type
Face to Face Symposia
Start Date
End Date
1 1/2 days
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
Price From

NTFs and aspiring NTFs, CATE award holders, national leaders and all those passionate about teaching and learning in Higher Education – come and join us at our annual celebration.

Symposium Timings

Thursday 5 March - 14:30 arrival for workshops and sessions
Annual Gala Dinner - 18:30 onwards
Friday 6 March - 09:00 - 17:00

Confirmed Content

David Kernohan, 
WonkHE (Thursday 5 March)
Dr Theo Gilbert, University of Hertfordshire (Friday 6 March)

Thursday March 5th 14.30-17.30 will focus on our own personal professional development with confirmed sessions from:

  • The Professor in Preparation group, included Prof Sally Everett, Vice Dean (Education) KCL
  • The Institutional Contacts for Teaching Awards Group
  • Advance HE Representatives 

The half day will close with our annual gala dinner at the celebrated Aston Conference Centre beginning at 18:30

Friday March 6th full day (9.00 – 17.30) Confirmed content across all our themes in small group sessions, panel discussions and networking sessions including examples of excellence in teaching practice across the NTF and CATE sector, building resilience in students and staff and support from Advance HE.


1 day conference attendance £130.00
2 day conference attendance and dinner £180.00

Please note accommodation is not included. Onsite rooms at

We look forward to welcoming you to Aston.
Caroline Coles, (NTF), Chair of the Committee for the National Association of National Teacher Fellows and CATE and the Annual Symposium 2020

Call for papers

Submissions are now warmly invited for our 15th annual NTF Symposium 

Our themes will be:  

  • Excellence in teaching and learning
  • Supporting Equality and Diversity
  • Promoting Well-being and Resilience
  • Building your impact
  • Wildcard – innovative ideas

There will be exclusive sessions focused on the CATE Award.
This is a great opportunity to be involved in our Teaching Excellence community of learning, led by National Teaching Fellows and encompassing CATE and GTEA winners within our showcase event. 

Please provide an abstract (max 250 words) detailing the background or context of your proposal, type of session you would prefer and preferred themes your session aims to address. Please indicate whether you will be attending for one or two days. Please include the status of any HEA fellowship or other Excellence Award holders involved in presenting as we are especially keen to highlight the impact the fellowship and Excellence Award holders.

You are invited to propose:

  • Panel session contribution of up to 15 minutes
  • Small group session: 30- 45 mins, other durations may be accommodated
  • Poster display

Please send your proposals to Caroline Coles by midnight on 31 January 2020