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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) delivers an annual series of ‘virtual roadshow’ webinars to support those interested in applying for the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE).


Facilitated by the CATE-Net Co-ordination Group and the Advance HE Awards Team, these virtual roadshows will offer an overview of the CATE and guidance on the application process for those interested in applying in 2024. All 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.

All three roadshows will be identical (however the third roadshow is aimed at nominations for 2025 and beyond).

Each webinar is free and open to Advance HE UK Members.



CATE Roadshow 1

Tuesday 14thNovember 2023 – 12:30-14:00

Booking link: CATE Roadshow 1 – My Advance HE (


CATE Roadshow 2

Tuesday 5thDecember 2023 – 12:30-14:00

Booking link: CATE Roadshow 2 – My Advance HE (


CATE Roadshow 3

Wednesday 28thFebruary 2024 – 12:30-14:00

Booking link: CATE Roadshow 3 – My Advance HE (