The Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) launched in 2015 as an initiative to support excellence in learning and teaching at NTU, and to celebrate, recognise and exchange innovative learning and teaching practice.
TILT’s core mission is to develop and sustain a community of practice passionate about making learning better.
Since 2015, TILT 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-funded Practice and Scholarship Groups which are active across the university and the sector;
- Funding schemes that are awarded annually and on a competitive basis to staff;
- Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award (VCTA) which recognises, celebrates and promotes teaching excellence;
- Events, including the annual TILT Festival of Learning which showcases innovative practice on a specified theme;
- TILTOnline, curates online content addressing contemporary issues in learning and teaching through, for example, TILTPodcasts and TILTTalks; and,
- HEA Fellowships, learn about how participating in TILT activities can support your HEA fellowship application.
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.