Three awards for Leicester celebrating teaching success

Posted by pt91 at Nov 06, 2017 02:45 PM |
Recognition for individuals and teams at Higher Education Academy event

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 3 November 2017

Photographs of Dr Dawn Watkins, Dr Dylan Williams and all the award winners available to download at:

The University of Leicester’s Natural Sciences teaching team has been selected among only six award winners at a national event celebrating teaching excellence. The team won the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) for development of the Natural Sciences Programme.

At the same event, two Leicester academics were recognised with individual awards as National Teaching Fellows (NTFS).

Dr Dawn Watkins of the Leicester Law School and Dr Dylan Williams of the Department of Chemistry received individual awards.

Professor Stephanie Marshall, Chief Executive of the Higher Education Academy said, “The sector is very proud to celebrate the work of its new NTFS and CATE finalists. National Teaching Fellows are recognised for their outstanding impact on student learning and the teaching profession.

“CATE finalists are being celebrated for their collaboration in teaching and learning, capturing creative and innovative practice impacting on student experience. All those being recognised are an inspiration to everybody in higher education. Well done to all of them. We look forward to working together to disseminate and share their great practice.”

Professor Jon Scott, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience said: “Both the CATE and the NTF awards are highly competitive on a national scale and these successes reflect the significant achievements of Leicester colleagues in developing and enhancing teaching practice for the benefit of our students”

Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Chair of HEA Board and Vice-Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University added his congratulations, and said, “These awards highlight outstanding work and commitment to teaching and learning from all the individuals and teams involved. The learning from these examples of great teaching practice gives us the opportunity to enrich the student academic experience even more.”

More information on Leicester’s CATE winner here:

University of Leicester duo recognised among UK’s best teachers


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