National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

Expressions of interest are now being accepted for this year's National Teaching Fellowship (NTF). This scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. Read on for how to apply.

Working on something amazing? Proud of your teaching innovations? Got teaching excellence by the bucket load? We would love to hear from you……………….

The Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) for 2019 will be opening shortly. NTU can submit three individual applications by the HEA deadline of April 2019. We are now commencing an internal shortlisting process to take forward three individuals who can demonstrate transformational impact of their learning and teaching activities. The three shortlisted individuals will be supported to work up a full application for submission towards the end of April 2019.

NTU selection process for NTFS 2019
*To select the individuals to be submitted for NTFS this year, we will have an internal, open competition. The deadline for this is 12 noon on Thursday 29th November 2018.
*For further information on the NTU process, please contact Dr Kate Cuthbert. There will be a series of communications to help individuals preparing to submit their expression of interest over the next few weeks.

Who can apply?
Colleagues can be:

  • at any stage of their career.
  • on full-time, fractional or non-permanent (fixed-term) contracts.
  • in a range of roles that support the student learning experience

Colleagues must:

  • be a HEA Fellow (of any category).
  • be able to evidence excellence in teaching and/or supporting students’ HE learning experience against criteria.

How to apply
To apply, please submit an expression of interest addressing the following 3 sections;

  1. Individual excellence: evidence of enhancing and transforming the student learning experience, according to what’s possible in the nominee’s role and level.
  2. Raising the profile of excellence: evidence of supporting colleagues and influencing support for student learning; demonstrating impact and engagement beyond the nominee’s immediate academic or professional role.
  3. Developing excellence: evidence of the nominee’s commitment to her/his ongoing professional development in teaching and learning and/or learning support.

Your expression of interest should be no more than 600 words. This needs  to be punchy and tell a compelling story highlighting the evidence that points to excellence.

A NTU panel will review the submissions against the HEA criteria and select three candidates to proceed, with support, for submission to the Higher Education Academy for 2019.

Candidates whose applications are not selected to go forward for 2019, will be offered feedback, and support to prepare for submission in the future.

Where to send the submission
Please email your submission to Dr Kate Cuthbert by 12 noon on Thursday 29th November 2018.

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