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Tim Bilham
Tim Bilham
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Press Release - 02 July 2007

Member of School for Health team made National Teaching Fellow

The Higher Education Academy has selected Tim Bilham from the School for Health at the University of Bath as one of fifty National Teaching Fellows for 2007.

The Higher Education Academy's National Teaching Fellowship Scheme recognises and rewards individual excellence in teaching in higher education in England and Northern Ireland.

Tim has been influential in the development of distance and adult education and most recently e-learning across the University.

He is Director of Education Research & Development in the School for Health, where he leads on the development of the portfolio of innovative postgraduate programmes for healthcare professionals.

He said: “It is, of course, a great honour to be recognised nationally in this way and there are other reasons why I am delighted.

“The award recognises the importance of continuing and distance education and e-learning as legitimate components of university provision.

“Working in these fields is very much a team effort and I would like to acknowledge the many colleagues and students who I have worked with in Bath and other universities, from whom I have learnt a great deal.

“I am also especially pleased that excellence in learning and teaching has been recognised at the University of Bath.

“There are many other fine examples across the University and I hope that my success may encourage colleagues to have their work similarly recognised in the future.”

The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glynis Breakwell, said: “The University is absolutely delighted that the Higher Education Academy has selected Tim Bilham from the School for Health for one of its prestigious National Teaching Fellowships.

“The University has long recognised Tim’s talents as part of a team which is leading very significant developments in e-learning and distance education in the University in general, and the School for Health in particular.”

The award, which carries a prize of £10,000 for personal development and an opportunity to bid for £200,000 project funding, will be made at a celebration event, hosted by the Higher Education Academy, in September.

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