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National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

Advance HE runs the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS), a scheme that celebrates and rewards outstanding individual impact in teaching and learning across the country.

Each year up to 55 individuals receive a National Teaching Fellowship. The Scheme aims to raise the profile of learning and teaching, recognise and celebrate individuals who make an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession, and provide an extension to institutional teaching and learning recognition schemes. On gaining an award, National Teaching Fellows play an ongoing role in enhancing teaching and learning within their institution, the HE sector and further afield.

Each year, eligible higher education providers are invited to nominate up to three individual members of staff who have supported and developed the student learning experience at their institution.

Expressions of interest

Read more about the University's NTFS nominee selection process.

NTFS Expression of Interest Scheme

Further information

For more information on the NTFS visit the Advance HE website.

Advance HE

NTFS Roadshows

Advance HE, in collaboration with the Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF), delivers an annual series of ‘virtual roadshow’ webinars to support those interested in applying for a National Teaching Fellowship.


Facilitated by ANTF Committee Events co-ordinator, Professor Debbie Holley and the Advance HE Awards Team, this series of virtual roadshows will offer insights and guidance through the NTF application process. Each will focus on a different aspect of the scheme.

Each webinar is free and open to Advance HE UK Members



NTFS Roadshow 1

Tuesday 17thOctober 2023 - 13:00-14:00

National Teaching Fellowships: is it for me?

This first webinar will cover the new guidance for institutions and individuals, highlight useful Advance HE resources, and include narratives from new award winners and ‘old’ hands sharing their journey to NTF.



Booking link: Roadshow 1 - Thinking about your NTFS application - My Advance HE (



NTFS Roadshow 2

Wednesday 22ndNovember 2023 - 12.00-13.00

Evidencing excellence: what does it look like?

This second webinar covers the three key areas of development for successful NTF applications. We draw upon the expertise of both Advance HE and ANTF committee members and offer thoughts and reflections about how best to frame your application.



Booking link: Roadshow 2 - A conversation with successful NTFs - My Advance HE (



NTFS Roadshow 3

Tuesday 12thDecember 2023- 13.00-14.00

Getting over the finish line: what are the final steps?

Our final webinar in the series offers thoughts on polishing applications, gaining institutional buy-in, reminds Teaching Excellence Accreditation Lead (TEALs)of their roles and responsibilities, discusses what needs to go with institutional statements and lots more.



Booking link: Roadshow 3 - Polishing your application: Institutional/Individual perspectives - My Advance HE (


Read more about University National teaching Fellows:

National Teaching Fellows