National Teaching Fellows Individual awards 2008

Author/Producer ESCalate
Published in Sumer Newsletter 2008
Date Published 21 July 2008
Pages 4


The 2008 NTF have been announced and this article outlines the aims of the scheme and the winners for this year.


This year the Higher Education Academy received 204 nominations for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) Individual strand. The cohort of 2008 Fellows will join the current community of National Teaching Fellows bringing the total number of Fellowships awarded to 330. The awards will be presented to Fellows at a celebration event in London on Wednesday 24 September 2008.

The NTFS, launched in 2000, is part of an overall programme to raise the status of learning and teaching in Higher Education. Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland (DELNI), the scheme comprises two strands, Individual National Teaching Fellowship Awards and Projects.

The Individual strand of the scheme aims to raise the profile of learning and teaching, recognise and celebrate individuals who make an outstanding impact on the student learning experience, and provide a national focus for institutional teaching and learning excellence schemes. Eligible institutions (HEIs and FECs) in England and Northern Ireland were invited to nominate up to three members of staff who could demonstrate excellence in supporting the HE student learning experience wherever it occurs.

Fifty fellowships were awarded this year, recognising excellence in teaching and learning. Each winner will receive an award of £10,000 which may be used for their personal and/or professional development in teaching and learning/aspects of pedagogy.

(See table attached of winners listed alphabetically by institution)

ESCalate warmly congratulates all Fellows, particularly those in Education, which is strongly represented in this year’s list. We are keen to work with Fellows in promoting teaching and learning.

This year’s Education Fellows are:

  • Lynne Barnes – University of Central Lancashire
  • Dr Penny Jane Burke – Institute of Education
  • Dr Duncan Reavey – University of Chichester
  • Sue Robson – Roehampton University
  • Professor Sir David Watson - Institute of Education
  • Dr Carrie Winstanley – Roehampton University
  • Professor Miriam Zukas – University of Leeds

ESCalate will provide individual profiles on the Education winners at

There will be personal profiles of all the winners

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