National Teaching Fellowship

The NTFs recognises, rewards and celebrates individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student learning and the teaching profession.

55 individual awards will be celebrated in 2017, in recognition of individual excellence. On gaining the award, each NTF has a role to support the enhancement of learning and teaching in both the institution and the sector.

This year's winners have now been announced. Meet the 2017 NTFs.

National Teaching Fellowship

Benefits of becoming a National Teaching Fellow

Gaining National Teaching Fellow status has a number of benefits for both individuals and their institutions.

Benefits to individuals 

Benefits to institutions

It is widely recognised in HE in the UK and internationally as difficult to achieve and a mark of quality as awards are made each year from a large number of nominations.

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 – NTFs 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.

You 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

National Teaching Fellows must demonstrate evidence of:

  • enhancing and transforming the student learning experience both within and beyond the nominees' own and immediate institutional context;
  • supporting colleagues in their teaching and learning work; 
  • developing their own excellence in teaching.



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

Directory of National Teaching Fellows

The Association of National Teaching Fellows

As a new NTF you automatically become a member of the Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF), an active community working to enhance learning and teaching. New NTFs are inducted into the Association. You’ll meet other fellows at ANTF events and by getting involved in ANTF work.

NTFs are often invited to work with other HE institutions and organisations across the sector and beyond. The first ANTF book, For the Love of Learning, edited by Tim Bilham, NTF 2007, with help from Professor Sally Brown, NTF 2008, was published in 2013. The Association, supported by the HEA, holds an annual symposium, with guest speakers and key activities to develop new opportunities and collaborative work.