National Teaching Fellowships

Dr Mark Kerrigan receiving his National Teaching Fellowship award from Vice Chancellor Professor Iain Martin

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) is a highly prestigious Higher Education Academy (HEA) 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). We are delighted that in recent years we were successful in supporting Dr Sally Everett, who was awarded her NTF in 2017 and now at King's College London, Dr Mark Kerrigan, who received his award in 2016 and now at Plymouth College of Art, and Dr Debbie Holley, who was awarded her NTF in 2014 and now at Bournemouth University.

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 at the HEA 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 influencing 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

Launch: Wednesday 9 January 2019
Close: Wednesday 3 April 2019 at 3pm BST

If you are interested in being considered as one of our ARU nominees, please contact us by Monday 7 January 2019.