Posted: Fri 8th Apr 2022

Wrexham Glyndwr University’s academic development team toasts success at awards night for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Friday, Apr 8th, 2022

Members of Wrexham Glyndwr University’s Academic Development Team (ADT) have celebrated a teaching excellence award win at a special ceremony.

Last year the University was one of just one of 14 institutions to be recognised with the CATE award (Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence) by Advance HE, an impressive achievement as Wrexham Glyndwr’s ADT was established a little less than five years earlier.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Claire Taylor, Dr Sue Horder, and Alicia Owen travelled to Bristol to represent Wrexham Glyndwr’s ADT at the 2022 Teaching Excellence (NTFS/CATE) Awards Ceremony held at the Aerospace venue.

It was the first in-person ceremony held since before the pandemic, with award winners from the last two years invited to celebrate their achievements.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Claire Taylor said: “This award recognises the innovative and impactful work of the Academic Development Team and Associates Network here at the University.

“Gaining national recognition for teaching excellence is a tremendous achievement – it shows that our collaborative approach to academic development is sector-leading and underlines our commitment to provide an outstanding student experience with excellent teaching at the core.

“My congratulations to the ADT and all who are involved across the University through the ADT Associates Network.”

Glyndwr’s ADT, which also includes Dr Caroline Hughes, Dr Neil Pickles and Colin Heron, was formed to drive learning and teaching enhancement work across the University.

It consists of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Digital Learning Manager and the two Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Student Engagement from each Faculty.

As a team they work together to drive and support learning and teaching development across the University.

The ADT co-ordinates learning and teaching enhancement projects through an extended network of volunteer Academic Development Team Associates.

There are currently more than 60 Associates from across the University community (academic and professional services staff, and students), all engaged with the ADT in driving learning and teaching transformation.

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