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Preparing for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) 2019


A National Teaching Fellowship is widely regarded as the most prestigious award in HE learning and ​teaching in the UK and in 2018 the scheme was opened to Scottish HE providers. This competitive award has been designed to celebrate and recognise individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education and is organised by Advance HE. Up to 55 awards are made each year.

MarkHuxham1fellow.jpgEach university can nominate up to three applicants per annum and we were absolutely delighted that Edinburgh Napier University’s two nominees into the 2018 scheme were both successful. Very few universities gain this number of awards in a single year and Edinburgh Napier won two of the five NTFs awarded in Scotland. Huge congratulations go to Professor Mark Huxham (School of Applied Sciences) - see left -and Michelle O’Reilly (School of Health and Social Care) - see below - for this fantastic achievement!




Michelle O'Reilly School of Health and Social CareWe have been assured by Advance HE that the NTF scheme is likely to run again in a similar format in 2019, so we’re keen to start our planning as early as possible this year so that colleagues have the best possible chance of similar success. We are running an initial support and information session (see below for details), after which we will seek expressions of interest from eligible colleagues who wish to be considered for nomination.





Individuals wishing to express an interest in applying for NTFS2019 nomination please email Prof Kay Sambell (DLTE) k.sambell@napier.ac.uk by Monday 1 October 2018.

Thinking about applying for a National Teaching Fellowship?
Support session led by Prof Sally Brown

Friday 21 September 2018


In preparation for NTFS 2019, the former Chair of the Association of National Teaching Fellows, Prof Sally Brown, kindly ran a session for all Edinburgh Napier staff interested in being considered for nomination for this prestigious national teaching award. Sally helped aspiring nominees better understand what makes a good application and helped them think about the kinds of evidence they need to be gathering to maximise their chances of success.

The slides from the session are available here​.

You can find a self-assessment checklist to help you gauge evidence of your impact against the NTFS criteria here​.​


>> Further information about NTFS​