The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme


If you have – or would like to develop – a profile of teaching excellence and you are interested in the NTF Scheme, please submit an expression of interest form to r.hill@exeter.ac.uk by 12 noon on 5 December 2019.


NTF Expression of Interest


If you have any questions or would like to discuss the process, please email Dr Rebecca Hill to arrange a conversation.


The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme is a nationwide competitive peer-reviewed process for recognising academic and professional services colleagues who have made a significant impact on both student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. The scheme has been running since 2000 and is operated by Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy).

At the University of Exeter, we run a process to identify and support potential NTF nominees for current and future rounds of the scheme. Through this process we aim to support and enable:

  • suitably experienced and qualified colleagues to indicate an interest in being considered as one of the University’s three NTFS nominees per year;
  • the grouping of potential nominees into three categories: A) those who are shortlisted for institutional support in the current NTFS cycle, B) those who have potential and would benefit from longer-term support, and C) those who are provided with feedback only;
  • mentoring support for shortlisted nominees in Category A as they develop a full claim for institutional consideration;
  • guidance and support for Category B applicants as they identify strengths and gaps in their profile and potential development opportunities.

Mentoring will be provided by National Teaching Fellows at the University of Exeter and Academic Development colleagues with experience in assessing NTF claims for Advance HE.

University of Exeter's National Teaching Fellowship Scheme winners

The University of Exeter is proud to share our NTF award winners who have demonstrated excellence in teaching:



Professor Karen Mattick


Mr Will Katene


Professor Paul Farrand


Dr Richard Winsley


Dr Sarah Dyer


Dr Greta Bosch


Dr Andrew Pye

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme Roadshow

The Association of National Teaching Fellows will be hosting regional events across the UK in the coming weeks and months to support potential nominees for the Teaching Excellence Awards, which comprise the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE). The first of these roadshows is being held at the University of Exeter on 20 November 2019. If you are interested in attending the Exeter roadshow, you can book via this link.

2020 Graduate School of Education Conference 

20 March 2020, St Luke's Campus, Exeter

The Annual Research Conference provides an opportunity for both staff and students to discuss advances in education research being undertaken at the University of Exeter. As an attendee, you will be able to choose from a variety of session formats, ranging from traditional paper presentations to more interactive workshops. Regardless of which sessions you attend, you will be able to connect with colleagues at all stages of the research process in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Exact timings of the event will be updated closer to the day, but the conference itself runs from approximately 9am-5pm and will be followed by an informal reception.

More information and registration HERE