NTFs salute Prof Sally Brown

Caroline Coles, Aston University, Chair of the Committee for Association of NTFs with Mark O’Hara, Birmingham City University, CATE Co-Ordinator CANTF, presented Professor Sally Brown with a ‘thank you’ present for her continuing inspirational support for CANTF and the entire NTF/CATE Community – at the Manchester 2019 Annual Award Event.

Association of NTF representatives – Caroline Coles and Mark O’Hara – celebrate Sally Brown’s contribution to teaching and learning in HE; and to teaching colleagues


Come and join us!

The Annual Symposium 2020 at Aston University , Birmingham has 3 key themes: excellence in teaching, supporting well being and resilience for our students, building our own impact.


Key notes speakers: David Kernonhan, Associate editor of WONKHE and Theo Glibert from Hertfordshire, will be joined by Chris Powis from the new Northampton lectureless campus; there are also special sessions devoted to CATE award winners, over 1.5 days.

Thursday March 5th will focus on building our own networks and features a summary of Advance HE management courses and the Professors in Preparation Group. Full cost including gala dinner £180

Friday March 6th (single day tickets available for £130) will present a range of seminar and snappy elevator pitches across all our themes

We will show support for our colleagues in the UCU, but given the substantial financial commitment already made to staging the Symposium by attending colleagues and others before the industrial action was called, the symposium will proceed with sympathy to our striking colleagues.

Calling all bloggers

The NTF blog is open to all and we invite you to contribute a guest column.

Blog posts should be around 350 words on a current topic relating to the work, research and impact of NTFs and CATEs; demonstrating scholarship, contribution to excellence and innovation in Higher Education, and incorporating online links to other sources.

We welcome cheery (relevant!) accompanying photos 🙂 Ideas and queries re blogging for us to: James jderounian@glos.ac.uk