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The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) is organised and run by Advance HE to recognise, reward and celebrate individuals working in UK Higher Education.

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) recognises, rewards and celebrates individuals working in UK Higher Education who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession.

The NTFS is one of the highest profile awards in the UK HE sector for innovation and practice in Higher Education learning and teaching.

The awards are highly competitive with only a relatively small number of colleagues from across the sector being awarded a NTF each year (up to 55 in 2021/22) which will be selected from all institutional nominations, this is a highly competitive process whereby even if unsuccessful nominees should still celebrate their institutional teaching excellence. Under the NTFS regulations, the university is permitted to put forward up to three nominations for the NTFS for consideration each year.

In 2020/21 the University of Bath nominated three colleagues and two were successful.

How to apply

In 2021/22 The Centre for Learning and Teaching together with the NTF network of existing Bath NTFs will coordinate an internal selection and submission process to select three colleagues as nominees for the NTFS.

Individuals at the university who feel they may meet the criteria outlined in the application guidance are encouraged to submit a ‘Expression of interest’ form to the CLT. Once received the Bath NTF network will consider all nominees before the submission to the Advance HE NTFS panel.

If you are an interested colleague, please download and complete the NTF ‘Expression of Interest’ form and submit it by email to the CLT no later than Monday 20th December 2021.

Expressions of interest will be considered by the panel with outcomes communicated to colleagues week of the 10th January 2022. Please do read the nomination process.

If you are selected as a 2021/22 nominee, the Submission deadline to Advance HE is 9th March 2022.  For the University to complete your nomination statement in time for this deadline your complete submission must be sent to the CLT by Wednesday 23rd February 2022 (Midday).

The colleagues selected to submit for the NTFS  will be supported through application writing workshops and mentoring through the NTF network as part of the support process. In addition to internal support, Advance HE offer written guidance and members of the Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF) run a series of regional and online support workshops for nominees, which are free to attend.

Further Information

University of Bath NTF briefing sessions

‘Ask us anything’ with the NTF Network and CLT Team - Recorded Session from 30th November 2021

Advance HE support

Please book the Advance HE webinars at the link below:

‘A conversation with successful NTFs’ - Tuesday 7th December 2021 13.00-14.00 webinar

‘Polishing your application: institutional/individual perspectives' - Tuesday 18th January 2022 12.00-13.00 webinar

For further information on National Teaching Fellowship, please visit the Advance HE

Nomination Process

Guidance can be found here

Important Dates

Initial expressions of interest – Monday 20th December 2021

Confirmation of draft nominees (to include a reserve) – w/c 10th January 2022

Final submission of applications – Wednesday 23rd February 2022 by Midday

Review by PVC Education and submission to Advance HE - Wednesday 9th March 2022

Key Contacts

TEAL (Teaching Excellence Awards Lead): Paul Chin, CLT

Deputy TEAL: Clare Power, CLT

NTF network representative: Alan Hayes