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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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The awards scheme is managed by the Higher Education Academy and funded by HEFCE, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland. It is open to staff whose teaching or support roles are judged to have an outstanding impact on the student learning experience at institutions in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

This year’s National Teaching Fellows include academics from a diverse range of disciplines including chemistry, engineering, the arts, languages, maths, nursing, education and psychology. Each will receive an award of £10,000 which will be used to support their professional development in teaching and learning or aspects of pedagogy.

Ellie Clewlow, Head of Learning and Teaching at HEFCE, said: 

‘The National Teaching Fellowship Awards recognise, celebrate and promote excellence in teaching and learning across the higher education sector. HEFCE is delighted to fund a scheme which is helping to build a national community that provides benefit to individual institutions and to the sector as a whole. Congratulations to all involved.’

For more information visit the HEA website.

The National Teaching Fellowships are being awarded during Universities Week 2014 – a UK-wide campaign to highlight the value and importance of university research to our everyday lives. The campaign is co-ordinated by Universities UK, with support from HEFCE, Research Councils UK, and the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement.