Commitment to learning and teaching celebrated
Our University currently has 10 National Teaching Fellows – the most recent being Alan Smith in our Faculty of Health & Social Sciences. Now in its 15th year, the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) celebrates outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education.
In addition, more than 190 staff at our University have successfully completed the Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship scheme, run by our Centre for Learning & Teaching, through their commitment to their own personal development.
Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Slee, said: "We are all committed to providing an excellent experience for our students and outstanding teaching and learning which is why it is so important that, as a University, we support staff in continuing their own professional development. We provide a number of mechanisms for our colleagues to develop themselves and gain accreditation through the HEA, both through becoming a fellow of the HEA and through the National Teaching Fellowship scheme. Congratulations to all staff who have completed or are on their journey.”
More than 190 staff have completed the HEA Fellowship scheme. There are currently eight National Teaching Fellows at our University, along with two emeritus. They are:
Alan Smith, 2015
Claire Surr, 2014
Simon Thomson, 2014
David Killick, 2012 (emeritus)
Sue Smith, 2011
Cath Sanderson, 2010
John Craig, 2009
Sally Brown, 2008 (emeritus)
Ruth Pickford, 2004
Nick Beech, 2004