Learning and Teaching Excellence Ambassador Scheme 2017

As the leading champion for world class learning and teaching, the HEA is pleased to announce a new Learning and Teaching Excellence Ambassador Scheme. 

Two Learning and Teaching Excellence Ambassadors will be appointed for a 12 month term commencing in January 2017. The Ambassadors will work with the HEA, the NTF community, students and others to: 

  • develop and execute strategies for the identification, collation and dissemination of innovative practice;
  • build on the innovative pedagogies project to improve engagement with excellence initiatives and support changes of practice;
  • promote the NTFS and the work of NTFs across the sector;
  • provide evidence of the reach, value and impact derived from the innovative work of NTFs;
  • identify where good practice has been embedded and led to sustained change of institutional/sector practice and improved learning outcomes.  

The appointed ambassadors will each have access to funds of up to £3,000 to support their ambassadorial activities.

The Learning and Teaching Excellence Ambassador Scheme is part of the wider Educational Excellence portfolio jointly funded by the HEA, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), and the Department for the Economy (DfE) Northern Ireland (now incorporating the responsibilities of DELNI).

Eligible individuals will be invited to apply for the roles.  The selection process is detailed below:

  1. Eligible individuals will:

a.       have held an NTF for more than 3 years and should have normally concluded the spend of their award monies; and

b.      hold a HEA Principal Fellowship or a HEA Senior Fellowship (in order to evidence impact and influence on the practice of others).

Invited eligible NTFs will be asked to review the role criteria and interview details and provide:

  • An annotated CV (1000 words max) illustrating how their experience to date meets the criteria,
  • A covering letter (500 words max) and,
  • A testimonial (500 words max) providing commentary on the impact and effectiveness of their work in learning and teaching and their ability to publically champion and advocate for this agenda.

The closing date for applications is by 12 noon on Tuesday 3 January 2017 and shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by an expert panel on 18 January 2017 in London.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 8 December, 2016