Congratulations Nicky Reid

LIAM Consultants congratulates Dr. Nicky Reid for winning her recent UK National Teaching Fellowship award!

Dr. Nicky Reid awarded National Teaching Fellowship

The University of Roehampton’s Nicky Reid has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.

Head of Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit Julie Hall said with just 55 awards chosen from over 180 nominations, she was extremely proud to see Roehampton acknowledged for hard work in this area: “As a university which prides itself on the excellence of its teaching and commitment to student learning, we are delighted.”

Nicky will receive an award of £10,000 which may be used for Fellows’ professional development in teaching and learning or aspects of pedagogy.

The scheme is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland, and is open to staff whose roles support the student learning experience at institutions in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Successful nominees were backed by their institutions and submissions had to show evidence of three criteria: individual excellence, raising the profile of excellence and developing excellence.

Professor Craig Mahoney, Chief Executive of the HEA, said the awards carry considerable prestige within the sector and are highly competitive. He added: “The 55 new Fellows created this year have all made a highly valuable contribution to learning and teaching within their institutions and often more widely. At the HEA we are committed to recognising and rewarding excellence in teaching. Students deserve – and expect – the best possible learning experience during their time in higher education, and fantastic staff such as National Teaching Fellows help to deliver this experience. I am extremely proud of the HEA in delivering this programme and I congratulate all successful recipients.”

Along with the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, the HEA’s work in teacher excellence includes the accreditation of institution’s professional development programmes and individual recognition for staff who meet the criteria of the UK Professional Standards Framework.

The new National Teaching Fellows will officially receive their awards at a ceremony which will take place in London later this year.