Brookes Teaching Excellence Fellowships and Innovation Awards

  • This year’s Brookes Teaching Excellence Fellows have been successful in enhancing the student experience within their departments and beyond.  The 2018 Brookes Innovation Projects will help to transform curricula through cutting-edge pedagogic practice to challenge Brookes students in new ways.  All the 2018 award holders have shown sustained commitment to reflecting on their support for a diverse range of learners as well as proactivity in developing themselves as outstanding HE educators.  

  •  There are three categories of Teaching Excellence Fellowship:

    1. Brookes Teaching Excellence Fellowship (for individuals or pairs).
    2. Brookes Associate Teaching Excellence Fellowships (for individuals with less than five years' experience).
    3. Brookes Team Teaching Excellence Fellowships (for course teams).

    There are two categories of Innovation awards:

    1. Individual award (must be BTEF, SFHEA or PFHEA).
    2. Team award (at least one member of the team must be a previous BTEF).

     The Excellence Fellowships include a professional development fund of £1,000 (individuals) or £2,000 (teams) to support any appropriate professional development of your teaching excellence. This is to be spent over two years.  In future years, you will also be able to apply for a Teaching Innovation Award to fund a project related to your teaching. You can also apply for additional staff development funding from your faculty or directorate to support your development.

    Innovation award recipients will have access to a budget of £5,000 over 2 years to fund the project. You will be expected to produce an annual report on the progress of your project and to disseminate the project work across the university, for example at the annual Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference.

    Both awards are designed to support you towards a possible nomination by the university for a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship (individual) or national Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (team).