UAL Teaching Scholars

The University of the Arts London (UAL) Teaching Scholars’ Award is a prestigious award for academic and support staff who demonstrate excellence in teaching and support.

Those who teach and support learning are significant for shaping effective learning experiences and UAL is committed to celebrating and sharing best practice. The UAL Teaching Scholars scheme asks for a rigorous appraisal of an individual’s teaching practice.

2017 key dates 

  • Application deadline: 17 November 2017
  • Panel meeting: 11 December 2017
  • Feedback to applicants: December 2017
  • UAL announcement: Learning and Teaching Day 2018
  • Appointment of new UAL Teaching Scholars: January 2018

Recipients receive:

  • The title of UAL Teaching Scholar for two years
  • £5000 project and development funding
  • A special responsibility allowance
  • Professional development support to become a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

On completion of the award, UAL Teaching Scholars may be eligible to become a UAL Senior Teaching Scholar indefinitely. 

Applicants will need to:

  • Be teaching and/or supporting learning at UAL
  • Be employed on a minimum 0.4 FTE contract
  • Have 18 month’s service at the University prior to making an application
  • Have a PG Cert in Academic Practice (or equivalent)
  • Be a fellow of the HEA
  • Be fully supported by their line manager

How to apply:

You'll need to complete an application and reference form, and provide a CV outlining your relevant academic and professional experience.

Please download the forms and read the guidance below carefully before completing them.  Completed applications should be sent to

Current UAL Teaching Scholars 

Use the links on the left to view current and previous UAL Teaching Scholars and UAL Senior Teaching Scholars.