Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence
Advance HE runs the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) scheme, a scheme that recognises and celebrates collaborative work across the country that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning.
Introduced in 2016, the scheme highlights the key role of teamwork in higher education. It aims to raise the status of learning and teaching, provide teams with national recognition and profile of their collaborative work, and provide an extension to institutional team-based recognition schemes. Each year up to 15 teams receive a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence. On gaining an award, CATE winners join a national community of like-minded professionals who share their passion for collaborative approaches to teaching excellence. Each CATE team member has a role to play in becoming an ambassador of the scheme and supporting the ongoing enhancement of learning and teaching.
Each year, UK higher education providers are invited to nominate one team that can clearly demonstrate having an impact upon teaching and learning at an institutional or discipline level.
Expressions of interest
Read more about the University's CATE nominee selection process.
For more information on the CATE scheme visit the Advance HE website.
Advance HE, in collaboration with the CATE Winners’ Network (CATE-Net), is delivering a series of ‘virtual roadshow’ webinars to support those interested in applying for the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE). Facilitated by CATE-Net Lead, Professor Mark O’Hara and the Advance HE Awards Team, the first two webinars will be identical and offer an overview of the CATE and guidance on the application process for those interested in applying in 2023. The sessions will include a brief introduction to CATE and an overview of the professional and institutional benefits. The CATE application process will be outlined and there will be practical guidance and suggestions from previous CATE winners, plus time for questions and answers. The third roadshow will look forward to nominations in 2023 and beyond. Each webinar is free and open to Advance HE UK Members.
To book a place, please visit the Advance HE website.
Webinar one: Applying for CATE in 2022-2023
This webinar will offer an overview of the CATE and guidance on the application process for those interested in applying.
Wed 16 Nov 2022 14:00-15:30
Webinar two: Applying for CATE in 2022-2023
This is a repeat of Webinar One and will offer an overview of the CATE and guidance on the application process for those interested in applying.
Thu 8 Dec 2022 13:00-14:30
Webinar three: To 2024 and beyond
This webinar is for prospective CATE nominations beyond 2023.
Thu 12 Jan 2023 13:00-14:30