Annual NTF Symposia

Annual Symposium of NTFs & CATE-NET

First Call for Submissions

Half day online followed by

On Campus Location TBC at a Midlands University



NTFs and CATE winners, and those aspiring, and national leaders in Higher Education – come and join us at our annual gathering for lively debate, collaboration and personal development organised by The Association of NTFs with CATE-NET, in collaboration with Advance HE.

DateThursday April 7 am online only , afternoon on campus with Gala Dinner and Friday April 8 on campus   
LocationDay 1 Half Day online, hosted by Advance HE via Zoom Day 1 Afternoon on campus TBC a Midlands University Day 2 On campus TBC  a Midlands University    
Proposals (250 words)By Noon January 20th to  
Social MediaPlease support us @NTF_Tweet, & various AHE Connect sites  

Submissions are now warmly invited on our themes below by noon  January 20th to

  • Digital Learning Now and Teaching Innovations
  • Supporting Mental Health via our Teaching
  • Shaping Effective Teams – collaboration and co-ordination
  • Building Inclusivity and Diversity into your profession and your teaching
  • Shaping your Own Profile – what now for your NTF/CATE?
  • Public Engagement/Global Citizenship/Work Based Learning and Employability

Alternative Formats:

  • Interactive workshop 30 minutes (20 min + Q+A)*
  • In Conversation With, proposals for an interviewer, an interviewee and topic for a 30 minute slot (20 min + Q+A)*
  • Ignite session in person (5 min + 10 min Q+A) or  pre recorded video presentation (5 min) with the option of an asynchronous chat room
  • Poster Presentation in A1 paper format and, if possible, web publication format

Please state your preferred theme and format. Longer slots may be available upon request. Please provide copies of any slides for publication on the Association website ( and Connect. Submission will assume that you consent to be recorded in any online or lecture style sessions. All formats are available for both online and on campus events. Costs TBC

Confirmed Content :

Keynotes :

  • Professor Sue Rigby, Vice-Chancellor, Bath Spa University

On Campus sessions :

  • Into The Future: Teaching post COVID led by Prof Sally Brown & a team of experts
  • Strength in Collaboration from CATE-Net leaders Prof Mark O’Hara & Prof Angela O’Sullivan
  • Supporting EDI: introducing the research and mentor scheme within NTF community, led by Profs Everett & Hejmadi
  • The Annual General Meeting of the Association of NTFs, open to all members

On the first Half Day there will be online social events via Wonder for collaboration and networking and an opportunity to discuss the work of the Association with members of the Committee and get involved as we are very keen to publicise your pedagogic work.

Please provide an abstract (max 250 words) and one 120 character phrase fit for a tweet by noon January 20th orany queries to detailing your proposal, relevant conference theme/s and preferred format. Please include the status of any AdHE fellowship or other Excellence Award holders involved in presenting as we are especially keen to highlight the impact these.

We look forward to welcoming you  

Caroline Coles,

Chair of the Committee for the National Association of National Teacher Fellows




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