National Teaching Fellowship

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The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) celebrates excellent practice and outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education.

No matter what stage of your career you are at, success in achieving this award depends on teaching excellence. Presented at a prestigious ceremony, attracting national and regional media interest, the awards support individuals’ professional development in learning and teaching.

Each year, NTFS makes about 50 individual awards of £5,000 to recognise individual excellence. The Teaching and Learning Exchange manages the selection and support of up to 3 UAL nominees per year.  

We’re proud to have 5 National Teaching Fellows at UAL: Terry Finnigan (2010), Professor Susan Orr (2010), Heather Barnett (2012), Dr. Pratap Rughani (2013), and Dr. Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas (2016).

You can find further information about the scheme’s criteria on the Higher Education Academy (HEA) website.

Application deadline

Each year the University is able to nominate 3 individuals and one group for this highly competitive and esteemed award.

We're now seeking expressions of interest from UAL staff who are considering making an application.

To receive further updates and support, please send expressions of interest to: