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Warwick leads National Teaching Fellows selections

Three University of Warwick academics have been selected by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) as National Teaching Fellows.

Institutions can make up to three submissions, with all three made by Warwick being selected – making Warwick the only institution to achieve this distinction in 2016.

A National Teaching Fellowship is the HEA’s most prestigious individual award for excellence in teaching in higher education.

The new National Teaching Fellows Professor Peter Corvi and Rachel Dickinson of Warwick Business School and Margaret Low of WMG, were recognised by the HEA for their individual excellence, raising the profile of excellence and developing excellence.

Commenting on Warwick’s success Professor Christopher Hughes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), said:

"The National Teaching Fellows Scheme is designed to celebrate excellence in learning and teaching in higher education. We are incredibly proud that Margaret, Rachel, and Peter have had their sustained hard work on behalf our students recognised. To have one colleague recognised as an NTF is a great achievement.

“This year, however, Warwick is the only university in the UK to have three recipients – the maximum that any institution can be awarded. This is a testament to the wide range of high quality work done creating world-leading learning and teaching environments at Warwick. The NTF award is nationally recognised and gives Fellows the chance to further develop leadership roles in learning and teaching."

Margaret Low, Principal Teaching Fellow and recipient of a NTF Fellowship, WMG said:

"I am honoured to receive a National Teaching Fellowship, and would like to thank colleagues and students for many fruitful collaborations on activities and projects over the years.”

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, Chairman of WMG said:

"I am delighted that Margaret has had her dedication to teaching recognised by the HEA. Her contribution to WMG has had a significant impact on the students she has taught and the department as a whole."

Professor Marshall, HEA Chief Executive, said:

“I am so pleased the HEA has the opportunity to run these awards, and to help to disseminate the best practice they reveal. Celebrating great teaching, whether by teams or individuals, is really important and highlights just some of the great work in the sector to improve the student experience.

“All the awards provide compelling case studies of best practice which we can share around the sector. It’s also an opportunity for all of us to reflect on our own work, individually and as teams – what are we getting right, what can we learn, what could we do better?”

8 November 2016


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