Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence

New in 2016, the CATE celebrates collaborative work in teaching and learning and captures the creative and innovative practice that positively impacts on the student experience. Each award will recognise a team which has enabled a change in practice for colleagues and/or students at an institutional or discipline level.

Six winners from a shortlist of 15 were announced in 2017 in recognition of a team’s excellence. Each winning team is awarded a grant to support their project to be spent over a three year period.

The 15 finalists in 2017.

Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence

Benefits of winning a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence

Gaining a CATE has a number of benefits for both individuals and their institutions.

Benefits to teams

Benefits to institutions

Teams gain access to funding and support to further their projects, implement their dissemination plans and assess the impact of their work.

Increasingly used as a model to develop and extend university-wide schemes, aiming to raise the status of teaching and instil pride in the profession and student learning.

It opens doors – Team members can use the award as a springboard to progress their careers.

Can be a focal point for discussions about innovation and professional development – past NTFS funding has enabled NTFs to capitalise on their status and bid for extra funding for research and projects to enhance learning and teaching.

Join a national community of like-minded professionals who are passionate about teaching.

Can enable staff to cross boundaries, collaborating with colleagues in other disciplines and forging links with universities nationally and internationally.

 

Past winners

Each winning team has demonstrated evidence of collaborative work in teaching and learning, capturing creative and innovative practice which positively impacts on student experience.

The award recognises teams who have enabled a change in practice for colleagues and/or students at an institutional or discipline level.

Winning teams will receive a monetary award and support for the awards team to implement their dissemination plan and assess the impact of their work.

Winners from CATE 2017

  • Staffordshire University
  • The Open University
  • University College London
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leicester

 

If you would like to gain some inspiration and find out more about past winners review the full directory of finalists below.

Directory of past finalists

CATE 2017 Finalists