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Dr Peter Leadbetter, who has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship 2023.

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Edge Hill academic awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowship

August 3, 2023

An Edge Hill University academic is celebrating after being named as one of 55 new National Teaching Fellows.

Dr Peter Leadbetter, Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, has been recognised in the annual Advance HE National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NFTS), which highlights outstanding contribution to excellent teaching and inspiring colleagues in higher education. 

Fifty-five new National Teaching Fellows have been awarded along with 15 winning Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) teams, taking the total number of awards to 1143 for NTFS since the scheme’s launch in 2000, and 119 for CATE since the first awards in 2016.

Headshot of Dr Peter Leadbetter, National Teaching Fellows 2023

“I am delighted and incredibly proud to be awarded a National Teaching Fellowship. To be recognised by my peers is an absolute honour and I am very grateful to receive this prestigious award.

“These awards highlight the impact teaching, meaningful role models, and a commitment to widening participation can make on outcomes for students and so it’s particularly pleasing to be recognised for this at national level.

“I’ve been supported to excel by fantastic colleagues and students who have helped make this award possible.”

Dr Peter Leadbetter

“Congratulations to all of the new National Teaching Fellows and CATE teams on this prestigious accolade which recognises and rewards their commitment to teaching and learning and the impact it has on student success. 

“It is with great pride that we run these awards for the UK higher education sector designed to celebrate these passionate people who make such a difference to students’ education and to the practice of their colleagues. We look forward to working with the new NTFs and CATE winners and sharing their excellent practice with colleagues around the sector.” 

Alison Johns, Chief Executive, Advance HE

An independent panel of senior higher education leaders, representing the four UK nations, assures the quality of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence and recommends winners.   

“Every year as we select the NTFS and CATE winners, we are in awe of these extraordinary and gifted people who are teaching with such professionalism, passion and commitment in higher education. This year was no different. 

“These awards are incredibly important in recognising and celebrating these people and in sharing ‘what works’ so that colleagues can build on their expertise too and students can enjoy the benefits of great practice in teaching and learning.” 

Professor Becky Huxley-Binns, Chair, UK Teaching Excellence Awards Advisory Panel 2023

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in UK higher education.  

This year, the new National Teaching Fellows represent all four UK nations and cross a broad range of disciplines including Nursing, Medicine and Paramedic Science, Sports Science, Architecture, Art and Design, Marketing, Music and the Performing Arts, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Degree Apprenticeships, Careers and Employability. Find out more.  

The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence recognises and rewards collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning and highlights the key role of teamwork in UK higher education.  

A trend across a number of this year’s winners is the establishing of effective multidisciplinary teams, including students, to advance healthcare education. Find out more.  

The 2023 awards ceremony will take place on 28 September at The Library of Birmingham. 

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August 3, 2023


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