Inspiring Teaching Excellence

​At Cardiff Met we are constantly striving for teaching excellence and inspiring our teachers.  Part of that work is to recognise and reward our inspirational teachers through a number of initiatives.


Cardiff Met's Student-led teaching fellowships, launched in 2011/2012, provide students with the opportunity to recognise and reward good teaching practice. LTDU in partnership with the Students' Union identified a number of criteria under which students could provide evidence-based nominations for a member of staff in their school.

2016/17 Winners are:

A member of staff that provides an engaging teaching environment:

WINNER: Louise Cook (CSE)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Gareth Loudon (CSAD), Judith Whatley (CSHS), Paul Angel (CSM)

A member of staff that provides assessments that promote learning:

WINNER: David Wrenne (CSAD)


A member of staff that provides effective feedback:

WINNER: Lisa Edwards (CSS)


For previous winners, please click on the links below:

Student-led teaching fellowships 2015/16

Student-led teaching fellowships 2014/15​

Student-led teaching fellowships 2013/14

Student-led teaching fellowships 2012/13

Student-led teaching fellowships 2011/12

'​Walk in the park' is a series of audio podcasts, where we take a relaxed stroll with a Cardiff Met colleague, and discover a little more about them and their work. The project was a part of the Future Directions HEA project, and was inspired by the Radio 4 'Ramblings' programme.  It aims to capture a sense of each individual and their heart for Learning & Teaching.  Walking often opens the mind and soul, and helps us explore thoughts and ideas...

The ​National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) celebrates excellent practice and outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education.

Cardiff Met has 8 National Teaching Fellows, more than any other Welsh institution.

2016 NTF: Dr Sarah Curran (CSHS)

Click here to read more about Sarah's work and what being an NTF means to her.

NTF's awarded in previous years:

2015: Prof. Gary Beauchamp (CSE)

2015: Ingrid Murphy (CSAD)

2014: Dr Tom Crick (CSM)

2014: Jeff Lewis (CSHS)

2012: Ruth Matheson (LTDU)

2011: Ruth Dineen (CSAD)

2011: Prof. Richard Tong (CSS)

Senior Fellows

Cardiff Met currently has 39 members of staff with Senior Fellowship of the HEA.  In 2017, 6 members of staff were awarded Senior Fellowship:

- Loretta Newman-Ford (LTDU)

- Catherine Davies (CSAD)

- Cheryl Ellis (CSE)

- Kate North (CSE)

- Judith Kneen (CSE)

Principal Fellows

Cardiff Met currently has 3 members of staff with Principal Fellowship of the HEA. 

- Dr Sue Tangney 

- Ruth Matheson 

PGC Teaching in Higher Education

The PgC Teaching in Higher Education matrix enables full and part time academic staff and others involved in student learning to engage in a structured progr​amme focused on purposeful developmental changes to teaching practice.  The matrix is accredited by the Higher Education Academy. 

As of Feb 2017 there are currently:
- 75 members of staff enrolled on the programme
- 124 graduates of the PGC THE

Follow the links below to read about some of the inspiring interventions PgC THE graduates have undertaken:

Enhancing student learning
Gwella dysgu myfyrwyr

Following the success of last year's L&T conference. LTDU are please to announce the date of the second Annual Learning & Teaching Conference on 7th July 2017. 

The call for proposals is now open!! 

The conference is titled 'Learning Together: Developing Understanding' and will address the following themes: student engagement; retention and success; student employability; health and wellbeing.  

Following the on-going discussions and conversations raised in the Annual L&T Conference in 2016, LTDU launched the Inspiring Teaching Seminar Series in 16/17. 

Please join us for the next seminar in our series:

Flipping the Classroom - collaboration with Cardiff Uni 07.04.17

The first two seminars were:

Professor Sue Bloxham - 08.02.17

Professor Sally Brown - 07.09.17


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​The Guardian University Awards are provided to exceptional institutions for work under a number of categories.

In 2015, the Centre for Student Entrepreneurship was awarded for their work in assisting students, graduates and staff to engage in entrepreneurial education.

In 2016, Mark Sutcliffe and Ruth Matheson were shortlisted for their 'Belonging Cube' Initiative, enabling postgraduate transitions.

The THE awards are widely recognised as the Oscars of the higher education sector.  Each year hundreds of entries are submitted exemplifying talent, dedication and innovation of individuals and teams across the sector.

In 2014, Cardiff Met was awarded Most Improved Student Experience.

Also in 2014, three professional services within Cardiff Met were shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award (THELMA).