National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS)

Could you become a National Teaching Fellow?
Do you get lots of positive feedback from your students and/or colleagues? Have you had notable successes in your teaching practice? Do you influence your colleagues or your profession/discipline beyond SHU? If you can show evidence of these things you may have a claim to excellence. This is a very competitive scheme but if you can show that your practice is outstanding, having transformational effects on your learners, you may be a candidate.

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme
The National Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) celebrates outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in Higher Education. The award carries the entitlement to use the post nominals ‘NTF’ and has significant prestige, with successful candidates expected to engage in a number of promotional events as an ambassador of the scheme by supporting the ongoing enhancement of learning and teaching. You would also join an active community of passionate and enthusiastic professionals working to enhance learning and teaching in HE.

Applying to be an NTF:

A case is made for excellence focussed on three criteria:

  1. Individual excellence: How you are enhancing and transforming student outcomes and/or the teaching profession.
  2. Raising the profile of excellence: How you support colleagues and influence support for student learning and/or the teaching profession; and demonstrate impact and engagement beyond your immediate academic or professional role.
  3. Developing Excellence: The ways in which you engage in professional development activities and how these have impacted on how you teach and/or the students’ learning experience

Please note that the nominations process for NTF 2018 has now closed.

Briefing sessions providing advice and guidance for NTF 2019 will take place on:

  • 31 May 2018 – 09:30 – 11:00 – City
  • 28 June 2018 – 13:00 – 14:30 – City
  • 19 July 2018 – 12:00 – 13:30 – Collegiate

Please contact talent@shu.ac.uk to book a place on a session.

Further details of the scheme can be found at the HEA Website

Details of Current NTFs