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Professor Robin Naylor awarded National Teaching Fellowship

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Professor Robin Naylor awarded National Teaching Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that Robin Naylor, Professor of Economics, is the winner of an Advance HE National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) 2020.

The NTF Scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. This is a very special year for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Professor Naylor has been a national champion for widening participation policies across the UK HE sector, through his roles in the Royal Economic Society and the Economics Network and through his research on intergenerational socio-economic mobility. A recipient of many teaching awards at Warwick and nationally, Robin is a co-author of the influential CORE: The Economy global curriculum for the teaching of university Economics.

Asked about what this award means to him, Professor Naylor said:

"I see the National Teaching Fellowship as providing an opportunity to develop new networks and engagements with colleagues across Warwick and more broadly across the sector, nationally and internationally, to work on interesting and important projects. The award is an encouragement to develop projects in the broad area of widening participation for under-represented groups in order that there are equal opportunities for all students to access higher education and realise their potential. That potential is all too often hidden and unrealised in a context in which admission to university is based on simplistic measures of prior attainment, such as GCSE or A-level grades. But research and policy development must not stop at the point of admission: we also need a better understanding of the reasons for systematically different outcomes across different groups of students both at university and in the graduate labour market."

To read the full interview with Robin in which he talks about his work on widening participation as well as his research and teaching, published by the Academic Development Centre, follow the link here.

Professor Jeremy Smith, Head of Department, said:

"The HEA's award of a National Teaching Fellowship to Robin Naylor recognises his contributions to student learning across a number of different areas, including: his national and international leadership roles in the Royal Economic Society and in the Economics Network, his research in the areas of education economics and intergenerational mobility and his championing of the widening participation agenda both within Warwick and across the sector. I believe Robin is the first recipient of an NTF award as a T&R Professor of Economics and also the first recipient in a top-ranked economics research department. This award is clearly a great achievement for Robin, but also reflects very creditably on the Department as a leading centre both for research and for research-led teaching."

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