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2018 EVENTS 

March 20 – 21 2018 Annual Symposium
Demonstrating the Impact of your Teaching Excellence Award
 on You, Your Institution, and Your Community

The ANTF symposium 2018 will be on day 1 of the HEA two-day event for NTF, CATE and GTEAs  March 20-21, 2018. The HEA and ANTF will be jointly be calling shortly for submissions from NTFs for both days. Look out for announcements from the HEA.


May 15th 2018
University of Gloucestershire Conference

On Tuesday 15th May, the University of Gloucester is hosting a conference “Between Resilience & Vulnerability: Experiences of the Neoliberal Academy”. Abstracts are due by 20th April. Access the call for Contributions and further details here –

The conference is part of a project led by David Webster and Nichola Rivers to address the growing concerns of the use of the “resilience” and “grit” narrative in Higher Education.

6-7 June 2018
British Psychological Society academic event
The BPS Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology is holding a two day event in Birmingham.

Email sent to NTFs by Julie Hulme.

Day 1 is an early career academic workshop, and day two is a conference around learning and teaching in psychology. The  keynote at the conference is Prof Sally Brown who will talk about inspiring teaching.

Wednesday 13th June
University of Gloucestershire Festival of Learning 2018

You are invited to attend the University of Gloucestershire annual learning and teaching festival at Park Campus in June. You can register for the event using the following URL:

The theme for the conference is closing the feedback loop – and you can read more about the conference on their blog or follow on Twitter using the hashtag #GlosLearn18.

Event posted by David Webster.



Wednesday 31st January 2018
Professor Debbie Holley, Inaugural Lecture
University of Bournemouth
Visit the website to book your place:

Thursday 22nd February 2018
Between the discourse of ‘resilience’ and death by committee – Reclaiming collective spaces for academic resistance
A BSA Early Career Forum Event – University of Newcastle
Email sent to NTFs by David Webster.


10th MAY 2017
Teaching Excellence: Building Bridges ANTF Open Conference
Rosebowl Building, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds

The event will be held at Leeds Beckett University and led by NTFs. The event will be open to all and on the topic of “Teaching Excellence: Building Bridges”. It will be an opportunity to welcome aspirant NTfs and others into our community. Tea, coffee and registration opens at 9.30am, and at 10am there will be introductions by Leeds Beckett PVC Phil Cardew and ANTF chair Sally Brown.

Click here to view or download the full programme:

ANTF Programme 10 May (corrected twice) (Right click to download PDF)

Oxford Brookes University “Architecture Connects”
SEPTEMBER 6-9th 2017

Information from Jane Anderson:
Please find below a Call for Papers for a conference that we are organising here at Oxford Brookes University called “Architecture Connects”. Although the conference’s stimulus comes from developments in architectural education, the call is very outward-looking and is open to any discipline that shares an interest in forms of education, research and practice that collaborate with people, organisations and other disciplines in real-world contexts.
The Call includes Papers, Workshops, Case Studies and Films.
20 February 2017: Deadline for Paper abstracts and Workshop proposals.
3 July 2017: deadline for Case Study and Film submissions.
6-9 September 2017: “Architecture Connects, aae 2017 international peer reviewed conference” at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK.

Enquiries to: aae2017 ‘ at’


RAISE17 – Perspectives on student engagement; looking forward…thinking back
6-8 September 2017, Manchester, UK
Deadline for submissions Feb 10th 2017

Invitation from the RAISE committee: contributions are now welcome for the the forthcoming Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) Conference for 2017. Registration to attend is also now open. The committee welcome submissions from students (there is no cost to students attending/participating the conference apart from a refundable deposit). Due to an increase in presentations and attendees the conference will be a three day event in 2017 although you can register for one or two days.

The conference aims to offer a forum and platform showcasing practice and research about, student engagement (SE) and partnership. Staff in all roles, all students, and others interested in university and college higher education are welcome to contribute. We can accept a range of modes of submission.

Full details on conference,registration, themes and how to submit:


Liverpool John Moores University Annual Teaching and Learning Conference
Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 June 2017
Call for Submissions – Submission Deadline 10am6th Feb

Now in its sixteenth year, LJMU’s annual Teaching and Learning Conference provides an exciting forum to share and discuss innovative and effective academic practices and research.  On the theme of ‘Visions for Learning’, this year’s two-day event will showcase the work of staff and students across a range of higher education teaching and learning topics. These include the use of interactive teaching methods, learning technologies, inclusive practice and creative approaches to curriculum design.

The theme has been especially chosen to reflects sectoral challenges in supporting an increasingly diverse student body; ‘Visions for Learning’ also coincides with the launch of the new LJMU Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy (2017-22).

Organised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Peter Byers, with LJMU’s Teaching and Learning Academy, the Conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies at the Redmonds Building. It is open to all LJMU staff, students and collaborative partner institutions. Additionally we warmly invite all colleagues working in post-16 education to attend and to submit abstracts. There is no charge for attending the Conference.


Further details can be found here:


6th Annual PedRIO Conference

4th April 2017 Plymouth University
Closing date for abstracts Friday 10th February 2017.

“Do come and join us in Plymouth –  All Welcome”.  The PedRIO conference group have issued a CALL FOR PAPERS: 

From curriculum innovation to internationalisation, this conference aims to disseminate best practice and allow for knowledge exchange on important key themes, relevant to teaching and learning provision within the university sector. The themes for the conference are focused on six key areas and based on research from across and between disciplines:

Teaching Excellence
Supporting the Student Experience
Feedback and Feedforward in Assessment
Authentic Learning
Ideas and Opportunities
Employability in the Curriculum, and broader student experience

Visit the PedRIO website for further information:

APRIL 10 – 11th 2017 ANTF Symposia

See our events page.

A one-day symposium for NTFs only on the topic of “Teaching Excellence: Across the Educational Landscape” will be held on Tuesday April 11 at the University of Aston.

There will be an optional  three course dinner and overnight stay on the evening of Monday 10th April.  Prof. Helen Higson, Dept. Vice-Chancellor at Aston University, who is on the TEF panel, will speak at the dinner event. Look out for booking details as these will be separate events.

Day delegate rate (lunch and refreshments) = £80
Optional dinner = £35
Overnight accommodation bookable directly with Aston University around £90


FEBRUARY 16 – 18th 2017

International Federation of National Teaching Fellows (IFNTF) World Summit – the first ever event is to be held in Birmingham UK Thursday February 16 to Saturday February 18, 2017.

For further details download the PDF file circulated by Carol Evans on email –> IFNTF 2017 Event Details

You can visit the IFNTF website here:


MARCH 2016

13th Annual Open Education Conference
Richmond VA, 2-4 November, 2016
Submission deadline April 15th 2016.

Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship:
How Teaching Focused Academics are Driving Teaching Excellence
University College London, 28-29th June 2016.
Submission deadline April 22nd 2016.

Calls for ISSOTL conference in Los Angeles. 12-15th October 2016.
Submission deadline April 29th 2016.



Colin Bryson and colleagues are inviting submissions to their Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) Conference for 2016. They particularly welcome submissions from students (students pay very low delegate fees and student presenters are eligible to apply for a bursary for support the costs).

RAISE 2016 – ‘Excellence’ in Student engagement
Dates: 8 – 9 September 2016
Location: Loughborough University


The conference aims to offer a forum and platform showcasing practice and research about, student engagement (SE). Staff in all roles, all students, and others interested in university and college higher education are welcome to contribute. We can accept a range of modes of submission (including remote participation and contribution – subject to practicality)

Full details on themes and how to submit:


“Deafness in the 21st century” MOOC

Dr Dr Wendy McCracken of the University of Manchester and colleagues are launching a MOOC on “Deafness in the 21st Century” to start on Monday 8th February. The course will run for six weeks and anyone with an interest in deafness for personal or professional reasons are invited to participate.

Go to Coursera to join up.





IOBTC 2016 Teaching Conference for Management Educators Call for Papers

July 89, 2016

University of Winchester, England, UK
Proposal Deadline: Extended to first week in Feb 2016

Conference Theme: Elevating Aspirations

The conference organisers welcome a wide variety of submissions around the following three themes:

  • Elevating aspirations in the classroom
  • Elevating aspirations in the wider student experience
  • Elevating aspirations for global citizenship

Please submit your proposal to :

(Memo from Dr Roz Sunley,


Please find information below about the 2016 Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship series meeting.

Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship:
How Teaching Focused Academics are Driving Teaching Excellence
28th and 29th June 2016, University College London,

With the impending arrival of the Teaching Excellence Framework much discussion is being undertaken  about how the TEF will measure teaching excellence, with many worried it will ignore the innovative work being done across the sector with a focus mainly reliant on metric measures such as the National Student Survey and HESA data. Important as these may be, focusing solely on metrics may ultimately cause much of the excellent, innovative teaching taking place at UK Universities to be overlooked.

In 2015 for example, the inaugural Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship took place at Durham University. This meeting designed by and run for those on teaching focused academic contracts showcased a vast range of innovative teaching and learning, taking place across over 30 UK HEIs and a number of international institutions. Teaching focused academics constitute around 25% of those teaching at UK Universities and their roles often include a component of scholarship focused specifically on teaching and learning enhancement, placing them in a unique position to truly define teaching excellence at UK HEIs.

At this second meeting in the Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship series, we will explore how the projects and programmes led by teaching focused academics are having a positive impact on the student experience across all disciplines at UK HEIs. Contributions are invited on the role of teaching focused academics in the following topics:

*         Driving the Evolution of Teaching at University

*         Supporting the Development of University-wide Learning and Teaching

*         Defining Scholarship and its role in the professional development of teaching focused staff

*         Developing Holistic Assessment Practice within departments; faculties; within and across Universities

Asides from invited keynotes (TBA), contributions may take the form of

*   Talks (20 mins)
*   Short Talks (5 mins)
*   Panel Discussions (1hr)

Further details for the conference, including submission of abstracts (open from now) and registration(open from mid February) are available at Call for papers closes 18th April 2016.

(Memo from Carol Evans).


There is a conference around the theme of learning, play and engagement being organised by Alex Moseley and colleagues:

Playful Learning takes place at Manchester Metropolitan University on July 13-15th 2016.

Playful in approach and outlook, yet underpinned by robust research and working practices, we’ll be providing a space where teachers, researchers and students can play, learn and think together. A space to meet other playful people and be inspired by talks, workshops, activities and events. Based in the heart of Manchester, we’ll also be exploring some of the city’s playful spaces with evening activities to continue the fun and conversations after the formal programme ends.

We’re keen to involve any NTF colleagues with an interest in this area, and would like to invite you to propose a session/workshop (the call is a little different to the usual forms). And, of course, whether you can present or simply join in, we’d love to see many of you there in July!

(Memo from Alex Moseley).



Group for Learning in Art and Design (GLAD) – CALL FOR PROPOSALS!

The GLAD group are calling for proposals to offer papers and or Workshop at the GLAD Conference 2016:

Date:          Friday 26th February 2016
Venue:       MacDonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham
One-Day Event starting at 10.30 and finishing at 4.30pm

GLAD: Creative Pedagogies across Disciplines

Traditionally, the GLAD conference has offered an opportunity for the art, design and media community to share ideas and learn about innovative teaching and learning practices. With an increasing national debate on the meaning of excellence in teaching and learning and the introduction of the ‘Teaching Excellence Framework’ later this academic year, the 2016 GLAD conference will be looking out beyond the boundaries of art and design education in higher education. We will be inviting along new voices to enrich the debate and promote creative exchange.

GLAD 2016 Call for proposals <– Click this link.

JUNE/JULY 2015 NEWS – ANTF Workshops and RAISE Event

ANTF writing workshop! July 28th

one day writing event will be held on 28 July, from 10am -4.30pm, at the MacDonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham. The venue is a two minute walk from Birmingham New Street.

The ANTF one day Writing Event aims to support NTFs who wish to pursue publishing opportunities regarding their learning and teaching work. In particular this event aims to support and encourage NTFs who want to publish for the first time. It will provide valuable networking opportunities and it will hopefully develop great ideas regarding publishing themes and possibilities.

This event is free and includes refreshments and lunch. Please note that a £40 fee will be required if booked places are cancelled.

Registration? There are 30 places available and these will be agreed on a first come first served basis. Look out for the Doodle poll from Kirsten on the NTF jiscmail list.
ANTF workshop for budding NTFs

The ANTF are offering a free one day workshop (11 – 4) on  Monday 13 July 2015 to support colleagues who wish to pursue NTF nomination. The event is sponsored by Ede and Ravenscroft  and will be held at the Macdonald Burlington hotel , Birmingham. (PDF of event details here –> 13 July 2015 Ede and Ravenscroft National Teaching Fellowship Event).

BOOK NOW –> (if this link does not work from this WP blog, copy and past into browser window or refer to Kirsten’s email dated 16 June) –>

The workshop aims to support and encourage the next generation of aspirant NTFs through national events. This free event will offer:

–              overview of the NTF Scheme and nomination process
–              presentations by  NTFs discussing their achievements and activities
–              discussion of how an application can be developed and evidence required;
–              examples of the exceptional achievements of NTFs

The event is intended for those involved in the selection and support of nominees for National Teaching Fellowships and for prospective nominees themselves. It will provide valuable networking opportunities for all.

This event is free and includes refreshments and lunch. *Please note that a £40 fee will be required if booked places are cancelled. Booking details will be confirmed very soon. There are 34 places open to our colleagues across the sector.

(From the RAISE committee)
Registration iis now open for RAISE 2015 “Inspiring Innovation”. Hosted this year at the Nottingham Conference Centre on 10th and 11th of September.

RAISE has always been, and intends to remain, at the leading edge of student engagement (SE) in Higher Education. For our main theme in 2015 we want to showcase creative and innovative practices, policies, and ideas. Please see our website for details and links to electronic and paper booking. Early Bird rates are available for a short time until 5th July. (REGISTRATION

Visit RAISE at:


EuroSoTL has accepted a CANTF session for presentation at the EuroSoTL 2015 conference in June in Cork. Carol, Laura and Kirsten will be co presenting the session that will consider the role of SoTL in NTF work. ANTF involvement in this conference will offer a valuable opportunity for the ANTF to be showcased and for colleagues to network with contacts across the HE sector internationally. A number of CANTF members were involved in the  peer review of conference abstracts submissions.

Details of the 2015 EuroSoTL conference are online. It is to be held at University College Cork on June 8-9th, and will explore the scholarship of teaching and learning, and how this can bridge boundaries in Higher Education.

CLICK HERE to download the flyer –>  Flyer_EuroSOTL_Online_v3



Details of the 10th Annual Association of National Teaching Fellows symposium. CLICK HERE.

Details of the SCUTREA Conference 2015 in Leeds. CLICK HERE.

Don’t forget OER15 is open for booking! CLICK HERE.

Details of the Association of Learning Technology Annual Conference 2015. CLICK HERE.

Details of RAISE (Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement) Conference. CLICK HERE!

“We invite you to submit contributions to the Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) Conference for 2015. We particularly welcome submissions from students (full-time students pay no delegate fees).

RAISE 2015 – Student Engagement: Inspiring Innovation
Dates: 10 – 11 September 2015
Location: Nottingham Trent University

The conference aims to offer a forum and platform showcasing practice and research about student engagement. Staff in all roles, all students, and others interested in university and college education are welcome to contribute. We can accept a range of modes of submission (including remote participation and contribution – subject to practicality) For our main theme in 2015 we want to showcase creative and innovative practices, policies, and ideas. We want to hear about novel and radical approaches – the sort of ideas that inspire students and staff and refresh our thinking. Moreover we want to encourage you to collaborate and integrate your approaches too. We would love to see these creative and novel approaches being mainstreamed across disciplines, universities and the sector. In tune with our theme we also welcome innovative and creative ways of presenting your work at the conference itself.
Full details on themes and how to submit:



Oxford Brookes Workshop on HEA Fellowships for National Teaching Fellows (NTFs)
This workshop will examine how you can develop a successful claim for a Senior Fellow or Principal Fellow of the HEA.  During the session we will look at how the evidence required for NTF relates to and can be mapped to the requirements for SFHEA and PFHEA. We will look at the key dimensions of practice you need to be collecting evidence of are for senior or principal fellowship and clarify differences between requirements of NTF and Senior and Principal Fellowship. The workshop will provide an overview of the UKPSF fellowship schemes as well as an opportunity for you to analyse the evidence that you have to support a claim.  The session will be led by NTFs one of whom is also an HEA assessor.

DATE 11th February 2015
VENUE Oxford Brookes University ( )
START 12 noon FINISH 16.00

There is no fee for this event, but it is only available to NTFs. If you wish to attend please email Ian Scott at i.scott ‘at’ by 20th January at the latest.


GLAD announcement! “Group for Learning in Art and Design” have a call for proposals for papers and workshops at the 2015 GLAD conference (27th February 2015, Sheffield Hallam University). The event is entitled: GLAD: Controversy and Conformity – 25 years of transforming the academy”. NEWS GLAD 2015 Call for proposals_10nov14 for more details.

Three Reds, Alan Levine

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ANNOUNCEMENTS (October 2014)
1) Fellows might be interested in the event held on 23rd October 2014 to discuss the future of higher education degree classification and accreditation. Guests included Professor Philippa Levy, Deputy Chief Executive (Academic), Higher Education Academy and Professor Sir Robert Burgess, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester. It follows the announcement of discussions being led by the HEA on exploring the use of an alternate system – Grade Point Average (GPA) pilot. Keep an eye out on the HEA and Westminster pages for further details.
See: Westminster Forum Projects -The future of degree classification and accreditation

2) European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Bridging Boundaries Through SoTL June 8-9 2015 University of Cork, Ireland Call for abstracts will be announced 10 November 2014. Look at the NAIRTL website for further announcements:

3) Call for papers for the UK open education – OER15 Conference (14-15 Apr 2015) is now open.

4) Colleagues have just returned from the ISSOTL14 Conference in Quebec – read more here:

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