National Teaching Fellowships

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) is a highly prestigious Advance HE award that recognises, rewards and celebrates individuals who are judged to have made an outstanding impact on the student learning experience.

Our University is keen to support our excellent teachers in gaining recognition for their practice through the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS).

Congratulations to Dr Alison Greig (Global Sustainability Institute) who won her award for teaching excellence in 2019. Other successful colleagues during their careers at ARU include Dr Sally Everett (2017), Dr Mark Kerrigan (2016) and Dr Debbie Holley (2014).

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) was established in 2000 and is now a proactive community of National Teaching Fellows (NTFs) that benefits the individual award winners, their teams and institutions, and the higher education sector.

Each year universities are invited to nominate up to three members of staff to be considered for a National Teaching Fellowship. Full details of the award are available on the Advance HE website.  

Awards criteria

The criteria for the awards are as follows:

  • Individual excellence – evidence of enhancing and transforming the student learning experience commensurate with the individual's context and the opportunities afforded by it
  • Raising the profile of excellence – evidence of supporting colleagues and  support for student learning. Demonstrating impact and engagement beyond immediate academic or professional role
  • Developing excellence – evidence of commitment to ongoing professional development with regard to teaching and learning and/or learning support

We offer individual support for colleagues who wish to be considered for submission as one of our candidates for a National Teaching Fellowship, with previous winners normally assisting in this mentoring role.

Dates for 2019/20

  • Friday 25 October 2019 – Distribution of call for expressions of interest
  • Friday 15 November 2019 – Candidate submission to the expression of interest call
  • Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Prospective candidates notified of the selection decision
  • Monday 25 November 2019 – Initial meeting with institutional mentor for teaching excellence for selected individuals
  • Tuesday 14 January 2020 NTF 2020 Roadshows – Facilitated by CANTF (Webinar) - 12pm-1pm
  • Monday 9 March 2020 – Final Internal Submission for signing by the Vice Chancellor
  • Wednesday 18 March 2020  – University submission to AdvanceHE