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National Teaching Fellowship and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2018

Posted on 30 August 2018

York staff are among those receiving prestigious awards from Advance HE.

Today, Advance HE announced the newest members of their National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS), along with the 15 winners of the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE).

Professor Andrew Parsons (Department of Chemistry) is amongst the 54 new National Teaching Fellows, having been recognised by Advance HE as making an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. Andrew joins a network of over 860 NTFs, each nominated by their institution for their commitment to enhancing the student learning experience.

York also saw success in the CATE, which was awarded to the ProPEL team, led by Nigel Dandy (Academic Support Office, Student & Academic Services), for their work on the York Pedagogy. The award recognises this collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning.

Professor John Robinson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Students, said of the awards:

“We are delighted that Andy Parsons and the ProPEL team have been recognised by Advance HE for their contributions to learning here at York. Andy's energy and commitment are well known in Chemistry. His recent MOOC has reached a very wide audience, enthusing online learners of all ages, and giving prospective students a taste for York's engaging and relevant teaching. The ProPEL team have coordinated a huge learning enhancement project, inspiring new thinking in many programmes, offering support and help, and engaging students in the process of learning design.”

Up to six of the 15 CATE winners will receive an additional ‘Spotlight Award’, highlighting particular aspects of their work that could benefit the wider HE sector. These awards will be announced at the NTFS and CATE awards ceremony later in the year.

Speaking on behalf of Advance HE, Chief Executive Alison Johns commented on the role of the awards:

“Advance HE is very proud to run these awards on behalf of the sector. A key part of our role in this programme is to work with both NTFs and CATE winners to showcase their work so that others can learn and benefit from their success.”