The University gives a high priority to making sure that teaching excellence is not only developed and accredited, but also recognised and rewarded. There are currently three main schemes which aim to support this principle.
National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS)
This highly prestigious UK-wide scheme recognises and rewards excellent learning and teaching, with up to 55 awards made on an annual basis to eligible higher education providers in England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Several Bangor colleagues have won this prestigious award and the directory of previous winners can be found here.
National Teaching Fellowships are prestigious awards that can be bestowed on those involved in teaching or supporting teaching in higher education. Each eligible higher education provider can only nominate up to three staff for consideration per year.
The awards are competitive and require applicants to evidence outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession.
A Claim for Fellowship consists of a 5,000 word narrative statement of how the individual demonstrates excellence relevant to three headline criteria:
- Individual excellence: of enhancing and transforming student outcomes and/or the teaching profession, demonstrating impact commensurate with the individual’s context and the opportunities afforded by it.
- Raising the profile of excellence: of supporting colleagues and influencing support for student learning and/or the teaching profession; demonstrating impact and engagement beyond the nominee’s immediate academic or professional role.
- Developing excellence: of the nominee’s commitment to and impact of ongoing professional development with regard to teaching and learning and/or learning support.
If you would like to be considered as a Bangor nominee for National Teaching Fellowship, then please contact the Reward & Recognition for Teaching & Learning Manager, Dr Caroline Bowman, for an informal chat.
Details of the scheme can be found here.
Bangor Teaching Fellowships
The University Teaching Fellowships are awarded each year to promote, reward and celebrate excellence in teaching and related activities that support and enhance the Bangor student experience.
- To recognise the importance and impact of excellent teaching, of enhancing students’ learning experience and of the support provided to students.
- To recognise individuals who have had an expansive influence on teaching at Bangor.
- To celebrate the University’s commitment to teaching excellence and student support.
Any member of staff who contributes to teaching and learning in any School is eligible to be nominated.
Further information and how to apply can be found here
Bangor Student – Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs)
The successful annual Student-Led Teaching Awards is a scheme run jointly between the Students’ Union and the University. This scheme confers awards across a range of categories and are given to a wide range of staff across the University.