Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching

Sharing and Disseminating Practice

Sharing and Disseminating Practice

CELT works to recognize the emerging and innovative edge of practice that is happening across the USW group and to then share and celebrate it with all faculties and teams. We seek to facilitate connections and interaction within and across subject teams and to create environments for collaboration. We believe that out of interaction, innovation and mutual understanding will emerge and help with the ongoing development of pedagogic principles.

CELT runs an extensive series of seminars and workshops around three main themes – the student experience plan, the scholarship of teaching, and the UKPSF framework for HEA recognition. Seminars are intended to stimulate conversation and questions, and to demonstrate how to concepts or policies into practice. There are also writing retreats and workshops for preparing for various L&T related awards and recognitions (UKPSF, NTFS, ELTA, etc).

USW holds regular Learning and Teaching conferences to celebrate and share the good practice in learning, teaching and assessment undertaken across the University group and its strategic partners. Posters, videos and other presentation materials from the different faculties and departments are available on CELT website to enable these examples of good practice to be shared after the event.

USW STARS (Staff Thanks And Recognition Scheme) is a celebration of all staff at the university. 

STARS has four categories which bring together a number of awards from across the University in order to provide thanks and internal recognition for USW staff. Every category is open to nominations from all staff at USW.


There is also the opportunity to formally thank and recognise your colleagues throughout the year.

Those recognised by STARS will be invited to a celebration event in October.

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) is an annual competition to recognise, reward and celebrate individuals who are judged to make an outstanding impact on the student learning experience. 

CELT provides support for staff to work toward applying to the NTFS. 

The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) was introduced in 2016 to complement the longstanding National Teaching Fellowship Scheme that recognises individual excellence. The CATE recognises that team/collaborative teaching and working are important to many aspects of our work.

CELT provides support for staff to work toward applying to the CATE.