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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.

Further information

For more information on the CATE scheme visit the Advance HE website.

CATE Roadshows

Advance HE, in collaboration with the CATE Winners' Network (CATE-Net), will be presenting a series of virtual roadshows to support those interested in applying for the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE). Facilitated by CATE-Net Lead, Professor Mark O'Hara and Advance HE Fellowship and Awards Adviser Dr Holly Earl, each webinar will offer an overview of the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) and guidance on the application process for those interested in applying. You can sign up via the specific booking links below.

CATE Roadshows

The CATE webinar will be repeated on three dates. Each session will include a brief introduction to CATE and an overview of the professional and institutional benefits. The CATE 2021-22 application process will be outlined and there will be practical guidance and suggestions from previous CATE winners, plus time for question and answers.

Tuesday 2nd November 2021 13.00-14.00

Wednesday 8th December 2021 11.00-12.00

Tuesday 11th January 2022 12.00-13.00