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About TILT

Learn about the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT): an initiative to support excellence in learning and teaching at NTU.

What is TILT?

The core mission of TILT is to develop and sustain a community of practice passionate about making learning better.

Since 2015, the TILT community has grown into an institution-wide community of practice facilitating, promoting and celebrating excellence in learning and teaching and a flourishing culture of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at NTU.

As a member of the NTU community, you are automatically a member of TILT and can get involved in a variety of exciting ways, including:

TILT funding

Supporting a dynamic and vibrant culture of SoTL at NTU, TILT funds Practice and Scholarship (P&S) Groups which are active across the university, and engage in developing an aspect of learning and teaching they are passionate about.

In addition, 121 TILT bursaries funding cutting-edge SoTL projects and 51 prestigious Vice-Chancellor Teaching Awards (VCTA) recognising and celebrating excellence in learning and teaching demonstrated by NTU staff have been awarded since 2015. These schemes run annually, and are open to all NTU staff involved in supporting and/or delivering learning and teaching.

All award types, and Practice and Scholarship Groups, result in scholarly outputs including internal and external seminars, practice-exchange and networking events, learning resources, conference presentations, and publications. These activities and outputs sustain and grow our rich culture of SoTL at NTU, inform learning and teaching NTU policy and practice, and contribute to national and international discussions around learning and teaching so that everyone, no matter their background, can succeed in Higher Education.

Want to know more? Contact us by phone on +44(0)115 848 2100, or by email at

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  • Scholarship Projects for Undergraduate Researchers (SPUR) Presentation event
  • A student with their SPUR research
  • Scholarship Projects for Undergraduate Researchers Event.
  • Festival of Learning 2018 Keynote Presentation
  • David Lammy MP at the TILT Success for All Conference
  • Festival of Learning 2019 Keynote Presentation