Head of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Kate Coulson named National Teaching Fellow

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A University
of Northampton (UON) academic has been awarded a prestigious title in
recognition of her commitment to excellence in learning and teaching.

The National
Teaching Fellowship Scheme* (NTFS) celebrates and recognises individuals who
have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and teaching in higher

The new
National Teaching Fellow from UON is Kate Coulson, Head of Learning and
Teaching Enhancement, who joins 54 new Fellows across the country. The Learning
and Teaching Enhancement team is part of Library and Learning Services.

individuals also demonstrate impact and engagement beyond their immediate
academic or professional role and a commitment to, and impact of, ongoing
professional development with regards to teaching and learning and/or learning

Kate receives
the fellowship for her outstanding contribution to academic skills development
through her work at UON, in particular her research showing the impact of
learning development on student achievement.

She is also
recognised for her national leadership in this area through the Association for
Learning Development in Higher Education and other forums.

Kate said: “I
am absolutely thrilled to be named as National Teaching Fellow for 2022 for my
work at the University of Northampton. Enhancing the excellent learning and
teaching practice at UON is something my team and I are deeply passionate
about, so I feel the Fellowship is also a reflection of their dedication and
hard work.

“I’m already
building on this through my leadership of Learning and Teaching Enhancement
across the University and look forward to developing this further to better
support our students and staff.”

Also receiving
a Fellowship is Dr Nick Cartwright, former Senior Lecturer in Law at the
University, for his leadership in equality, diversity, and inclusion,
especially his amplifying of minority voices, his work with deprived
communities in Northern Ireland, and embedding global justice into teaching and

Alison Johns,
Chief Executive, Advance HE said: “Congratulations to each and every new
National Teaching Fellow and CATE team on this fantastic achievement.

“At Advance
HE, we run the prestigious NTF and CATE awards for the UK higher education
sector with enormous pride. The challenges of offering an outstanding teaching
experience in recent years have been very demanding, but the sector has risen
to the challenge.”

*The 2022
awards ceremony will take place on 29 September in Liverpool.