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UAL Teaching Scholars

UAL Teaching Scholars

The UAL Teaching Scholars Awards are prestigious awards that celebrate teaching. They formally recognise colleagues who demonstrate a sustained commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.

Successful applicants receive funding and support over a two-year period to develop an aspect of their teaching practice that is designed to both impact on student learning, and benefit the teaching and learning community at UAL and beyond.

All successful Teaching Scholars join a network of peers who contribute to teaching and learning development at the University.

Current UAL Teaching Scholars

View the current UAL Teaching Scholars and UAL Senior Teaching Scholars.

2019 key dates

The 2019 UAL Teaching Scholars have been selected and announced. Applications for the 2020 awards will reopen later this year.

For the first time, we invited 2019 applicants to apply for one of two awards:

Individual Teaching Scholar Award

This award encourages individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching and learning to further their impact on student learning and extend their sphere of influence and academic leadership. Individual Teaching Scholars receive:

  • The title of UAL Teaching Scholar for two years
  • Up to £5,000 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 their award, UAL Teaching Scholars may be eligible to become UAL Senior Teaching Scholars indefinitely.

Team Teaching Scholars Award

This new award recognises the importance and benefits of collaborative teaching at UAL. It encourages teams of three  or more colleagues who have already worked together to enhance student learning to further develop their impact by designing and delivering a collective project. Team Teaching Scholars receive:

  • The title of Team Teaching Scholar for two years
  • Up to £6,000 team project and development funding (to be spent by the team)
  • Individual professional development support to become an Associate, Fellow or Senior Fellow of the HEA

Individual Teaching Scholar applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have an active teaching and/or learning support role at UAL
  • Be employed on a minimum 0.4 FTE contract
  • Have 18 months of service at the University prior to application
  • Hold a PgCert in Academic Practice (or equivalent)
  • Be a Fellow of the HEA
  • Be fully supported by their line manager

Team Teaching Scholar applications must meet all of the following criteria:

At least one member of the team must:

  • Be nominated team lead/key contact
  • Hold a PgCert in Academic Practice (or equivalent)
  • Be a Fellow of the HEA

All team members must:

  • Have an active teaching and/or learning support role at UAL (not necessarily on an academic contract)
  • Be employed on a minimum 0.4 FTE contract
  • Have 18-months service at the University prior to application
  • Be fully supported by their line manager

How to apply:

You will need to complete an application and reference form, and provide CVs outlining relevant academic and professional experience.

The 2019 UAL Teaching Scholars have been selected and announced. Application forms and guidance for the 2020 awards will be made available later this year.

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