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Ashley Roberts awarded a National Teaching Fellowship

raCongratulations to Business School Assistant Dean Ashley Roberts who has been awarded one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in higher education teaching.

Ashley is one of 55 lecturers and academics across England, Northern Ireland and Wales to be chosen for a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Thanks to his innovative ‘open space’ teaching – which uses drama, music and dance to teach students at the business school - Ashley was chosen for demonstrating “individual excellence and raising the profile of excellence” in teaching.

Ashley Roberts said:

It is an honour to be awarded a National Teaching Fellowship. It is a reward for the innovative teaching that takes place at Warwick Business School and recognition of our ambition and commitment to creativity being at the heart of everything we do at the school. We want to push our students and challenge them to be not only the business leaders of tomorrow, but creative, critical and innovative thinkers.

Through ‘open space’ learning we are attempting to do that, to make sure our students look at things differently. I’d like to thank my colleagues and students for their support and inspiration and for being so great to work with.”

Ashley will receive £10,000 which will be used to support his professional pedagogical practice. As part of Warwick Business School’s WBS Create department he looks to inject creativity into the school’s teaching methods and last year received an award from the British Academy of Management for his research into creative learning.

Ashley is now a member of the Association of National Teaching Fellows and will be handed his National Teaching Fellowship at a ceremony at Liverpool Cathedral in October.