Why become a National Teaching Fellow (NTF)?

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

Benefits for you

Benefits of a National Teaching Fellowship to individuals include:

  • 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
  • it opens doors – NTFs use the award as a springboard to progress their careers
  • you join a national community of like-minded professionals who are passionate about teaching.

“An exciting opportunity. I’d encourage anyone and everyone to apply for it.” Rebecca Huxley-Binns, NTF 2012

Benefits for your organisation

Benefits of NTFS for organisations include:

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

“A university that claims excellence in learning and teaching must have National Teaching Fellows.” Professor Philip Plowden, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Derby.

Read what NTFs have done in NTF stories.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 12 May, 2016