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University of Bradford Lecturer awarded National Teaching Fellowship

26 June 13


Dr Jacquelyn Haigh, Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies

A Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of Bradford has today been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship, the most prestigious award for excellence in Higher Education teaching and support for learning.

Dr Jacquelyn Haigh is one of only fifty-five higher education staff announced by The Higher Education Academy (HEA) as a 2013 fellow, chosen from over 180 nominations submitted by higher education institutions across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Each new 2013 National Teaching Fellow will receive an award of £10,000 which will be used to support their professional development in teaching and learning or aspects of pedagogy. This is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland.

Jacquelyn has pioneered innovative approaches to curriculum design and delivery, with a strong focus on student engagement. Her visionary approach to her students' personal and professional development saw her establish the use of ePortfolios; an online tool which allows students to share reflections on what they learn with both their peers and lecturers. 

Dr Jacquelyn Haigh, Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies at the University of Bradford, said: “I am very proud to have been awarded National Teaching Fellowship. I am pleased that my work, using active learning techniques and reflective eportfolios to facilitate the personal and professional development of healthcare students, has been recognised at national level.”

Professor Craig Mahoney, Chief Executive of the HEA, said: “Becoming a National Teaching Fellow is a great honour and will undoubtedly lead to many new and exciting challenges, but I believe that it is students who will benefit most from these awards. Our students deserve the best possible learning experience and it is colleagues like those we celebrate today who can make a real difference to their futures. I congratulate all the successful Fellows and wish them every success in their own learning and teaching experiences.”

26 June 13

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