05 August 2021

Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor recognised as a teaching fellow

Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor recognised as a teaching fellow

The image shows professor Liz bacon sitting in a computer lab with colourful lights behind her

Abertay's Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Liz bacon has been announced as a teaching Fellow from Advance HE.

The Advance HE scheme celebrates individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes in the teaching profession in Higher Education.

Professor Bacon was recognised for her initiatives to transform the student experience at Abertay, which have resulted in the university receiving top scores in the National Student Survey.

Work Liz has done with staff has contributed to the award of “UK University of the year for Teaching Quality” by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

She also introduced employability initiatives which contributed to an eleven percent increase in students from over twenty disciplines achieving a professional/graduate job over a four-year period.

Professor Liz Bacon said: “It’s a privilege to be recognised as a Teaching Fellow by Advanced HE this year.

“I believe in offering students the best experience we can whilst at university so they can flourish and go on to excel in their chosen career.

“I’d like to say congratulations to all of my colleagues across the sector who were also recognised for their hard work and dedication to students.”

Alison Johns, Chief Executive of Advance HE, said, “I am delighted to congratulate the 2021 NTFS awardees on their achievements.

"This year marks the 1000th National Teaching Fellowship award.

“Over the years, each and every NTF has made an impact on the sector – both on the students they teach and on their fellow teaching staff who look to them for inspiration and guidance.”


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