Learning and Teaching Awards

University Teaching Excellence Awards


 We are refreshing the University Teaching Excellence Awards and will announce the new style awards at the Learning & Teaching Conference on Wednesday 15th November 2023 with more information to follow after the conference.


For further details on the awards, please email lte-admin@canterbury.ac.uk

Find out the recent winners of the UTEAs here.

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

The NTFS is run by Advance HE 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 are at in your career. The awards are presented at a prestigious ceremony, attracting national and regional media interest.  

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
  • 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

For further information please visit the NTFS Webpage

Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE)

The CATE award recognises and rewards collaborative work that demonstrates impact on learning and teaching.  Introduced in 2016, the scheme highlights the key role of the teamwork in Higher Education.  

For further information please visit the CATE website

In 2020, our Sustainability Team, led by Dr Peter Rands, won the CATE Award in recognition for their successful contribution to placing Education for Sustainability at the core of programme design, delivery, informal and subliminal curricula.

Each University can only nominate a limited number of applicants for the NTFS (3) and CATE (1 team) each year. LTE manage the process of nomination, and put a call out for expressions of interest (via Staffnet) which closes around November-December (a StaffNet notice will be published with the exact deadline each year), to allow sufficient time for the preparation of the full submission in March. If you are interested in any of these awards, please contact LTE-ADMIN@canterbury.ac.uk

If you are interested, please return the completed form by email to LTE-ADMIN@canterbury.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 28th November 2021 at the very latest.

You should also inform your Head of School/line manager that you are expressing an interest in the scheme/s. You will be informed of the outcome of the internal review panel in early December.


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