University Teaching Excellence Awards

The University is delighted to be able to offer staff teaching and supporting learning and learners the opportunity to apply for a University Teaching Excellence Award for 2018.

These awards provide an opportunity for both academic and professional services staff as well as team working to be formally recognised for teaching excellence. The individual awards are:

  • Innovation (two available)
  • Early Career
  • Professional Services/Technician

Winners of an individual award will receive a modest bursary of £750.

The team award, created in recognition of the fact that much of the excellent teaching is a result of collaborative working. The winning team will receive a grant of £2000 to build on an existing project or to help with outputs and dissemination.

For greater details on each award and please download the documents in the right hand column.

If you are considering applying and would like some advice please contact 

All applications are to be emailed through to by 4th May 2018

Click here for a list of previous winners

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE)

The NTFS is run by the Higher Education Academy and recognises, rewards and celebrates individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student learning and the teaching profession. 

The awards support individuals’ professional development in learning and teaching.  Success depends only on excellence, not what stage you’re at in your career. The awards are presented at a prestigious ceremony, attracting national and regional media interest.  Although details of the 2017 award have not been released, the award traditionally brings a personal budget of £5,000 for the winner’s academic professional development.

National Teaching Fellows raise the reputation of a university and contribute to the enhancement of learning and teaching.  There are also significant benefits to the recipient.

Benefits of NTFS to individuals include:

  • widely recognised in HE in the UK and internationally as difficult to achieve and a mark of quality as awards are made each year from hundreds of nominations
  • opening doors – past NTFs have used the award as a springboard to progress their careers
  • joining a national community of like-minded professionals who are passionate about teaching

Applicants will need to produce a 5000 word reflective account of their teaching excellence and impact on their institution and sector, nationally and internationally.

Currently the HEA has not yet released the call for applications for 2017 but if you wish to get a flavour of what the submission entails, please visit NTFS resources for 2016.

The CATE award is a new award which iwas piloted in 2016.  The award brings the winning team a bursary of £15,000.  In 2016, the winner of our UTEA Team award were shortlisted to Stage Two.

Canterbury Christ University National Teaching Fellows:

If you are interested in any of these awards and would like a confidential discussion, please contact Rayya Ghul


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