NTFS and CATE Awards

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2019

Advance HE has opened this year’s National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) with submission deadlines of 3 April and 27 March 2019 respectively. 

In 2019, the University can nominate up to 3 individual members of staff to the National Teaching Fellowship scheme and one team to the CATE scheme. 

The NTFS recognises, rewards and celebrates individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession.  A nominee to the NTFS should be a Fellow (any category) of the HEA or working towards Fellowship

The purpose of the CATE is to recognise and celebrate collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning.  Each award will recognise a team which has enabled a change in practice for colleagues or students at an institutional or discipline level.  The University can nominate one team that can clearly demonstrate impact on teaching and learning through collaboration. Members of the team must be a Fellow (any category) of the HEA or working towards Fellowship.

To apply to go forward as a nominee to either Scheme, colleagues are invited to submit an expression of interest and detailed bullet points indicating how they would meet the criteria outlined in the Award guidelines - these should be sufficiently detailed to allow the internal selection panel to make an informed decision. This should be emailed to Liz McDowell (e.mcdowell@qub.ac.uk) by 8 February 2019.  Advice and support to the selected nominees will be provided by the Centre for Educational Development to develop and format the applications for submission to Advance HE.

Further details about the Schemes, including access to the Guidance for Institutions and Individuals, are available on the Advance HE website.  Queries can be directed to e.mcdowell@qub.ac.uk

To support potential National Teaching Fellowship 2019 nominees, the Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF) is hosting regional support events across the UK plus two online sessions.  The booking links to the Queen’s event and the two online sessions are given below.  The events are free to attend but places are limited so please book early.

Online

Via Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/545351401

22nd January 2019 – 10am-12pm

Booking link

Northern Ireland

Queens University Belfast

1st February 2019 - 12.30-2.30pm

Booking link

Online

Via Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/517188931

6th February 2019 – 2-4pm

Booking link

The Centre for Educational Development is also running a writing workshop for colleagues who are interested in applying to the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme.  This 2-part session is to help people who are thinking of applying to be an institutional nominee for a National Teaching Fellowship this year, next year or some time down the line, to write their application.

Part 1 of 2: Thursday 24 January, 1 – 2 pm, Room OG/54 Lanyon
and
Part 2 of 2: Thursday 7 February, 1 – 2 pm, Room OG/009 Main Site Tower

Booking for this 2-part session is via iTrent.

 

Two National Teaching Fellows 2018 in Queen’s

 

We are delighted to announce that Dr Lezley-Anne Hanna from the School of Pharmacy and Professor Gerry Gormley from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences and have each been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2018. 

Professor Gormley is a clinical academic at Queen’s.  He balances his time between being a GP and working in the Centre for Medical Education.  His teaching is underpinned by a simple philosophy – to provide students with a stimulating learning experience that allows them to achieve their full potential and take a sense of pride in what they do.  For over 10 years, he led one of the main General Practice modules, striving for excellence in his teaching and having a positive impact on his students. He developed an ambitious hub for health profession educational research and scholarship.  With colleagues, he is developing a new simulation learning centre at Queen’s.  He states,

“It is such an honour to receive this national award. But as ever, education is not an individual activity, it reflects the dedicated and professional colleagues that I have the privilege of working with. Through our educational endeavors at QUB, we make a huge impact on societies both locally and globally.”

Dr Hanna, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now part of Advance HE) and Faculty Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, teaches Pharmacy Practice through dynamic and contemporary learning approaches and reflection.  She endeavours to inspire future pharmacists to be passionate about their profession, equipped with the necessary attributes to be safe and effective healthcare practitioners.  Pedagogical research and innovative active-learning opportunities and digital resources, coupled with student, peer and external collaborations, enables her to provide a superior experience to learners.  .  Lezley-Anne states,

"I am absolutely delighted to have received a National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of my contribution to Pharmacy Education.  I thank the students and many academics and members of the pharmacy profession with whom I have had the pleasure to work with over the years, including the staff at the Centre for Educational Development (CED) for their encouragement and advice during the application process. I intend to continue to support governance and development needs of the pharmacy profession and look forward to collaborating with colleagues in Queen’s and other National Teaching Fellows to promote excellence in teaching.”

Further details about the Scheme are available in the Advance HE press release.

 

 

- an overview of the NTF Scheme and the nomination process;

- a presentation by at least one National Teaching Fellow who will advise about the scheme from their perspective, the work which was presented in their nomination for a NTF award and their subsequent activities;

- discussion of how a nomination can be developed; examples of the level of evidence required; consideration of how to work towards a NTF nomination.

An introduction to the new CATE, including an:

- overview of the pilot scheme led by a member of HEA staff;

- opportunity for discussion about the new scheme

- See more at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/recognition-accreditation/national-teaching-fellowship-scheme-ntfs#sthash.ZG4zFAvH.dpuf

- an overview of the NTF Scheme and the nomination process;

- a presentation by at least one National Teaching Fellow who will advise about the scheme from their perspective, the work which was presented in their nomination for a NTF award and their subsequent activities;

- discussion of how a nomination can be developed; examples of the level of evidence required; consideration of how to work towards a NTF nomination.

An introduction to the new CATE, including an:

- overview of the pilot scheme led by a member of HEA staff;

- opportunity for discussion about the new scheme

- See more at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/recognition-accreditation/national-teaching-fellowship-scheme-ntfs#sthash.ZG4zFAvH.dpuf

Previous Queen's University National Teaching Fellowship Winners

 

 ‌‌ NTFS winner 2014 Photo for NTFS Prof Brian Whalley NTFS winner 2008

Dr Philip Hanna

NTFS Winner 2017

Dr Joe Duffy
NTFS Winner 2014
Dr Tess Maginess 
NTFS Winner 2013

Prof Brian Whalley
NTFS Winner 2008
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Mr D Gibson - NTFS - winner 2007 ‌‌Prof Bev Milton-Edward - NTFS winner 2004
Mr David Gibson 
NTFS Winner 2007
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Prof B Milton-Edwards
NTFS Winner 2004
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Professor Vicki Tariq
NTFS Winner 2003

 

Professor Carol McGuinness
NTFS winner 2001