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Bradford Physiotherapy team wins national award for teaching excellence


The Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation team at the University of Bradford has been recognised nationally with a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) from AdvanceHE, the most prestigious team award available for learning and teaching in Higher Education.

This highly sought after award recognises the team’s creation of a pioneering Physiotherapy Clinic, developed in collaboration with employers, students and staff. Their work has transformed teaching and practice in Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation and is being used as a positive example by other institutions. Students consistently rate the Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation programme highly in the National Student Survey.

Professor Shirley Congdon, Vice-Chancellor, said “This is an outstanding team of professional physiotherapists, and academics, working collaboratively with students, service users and other stakeholders to advance healthcare in creative and innovative ways. To receive this award is a great achievement and one that the team fully deserve.”

Dr Pam Bagley, Dean of the Faculty of Health Studies said: "I am enormously proud of our team of dedicated staff who have worked so hard. We have a fantastic team of staff and students who run a superb service for the local community and beyond. With support from our staff, students are graduating with excellent job prospects and invaluable practical experience.”

AdvanceHE CATE celebrates collaborative work in teaching and learning and captures the creative and innovative practice that positively impacts on the student experience. The awards recognise teams who have enabled a change in practice for colleagues and/or students at an institutional or discipline level.

AdvanceHE is an independent non-profit organisation committed to world-class teaching in higher education. AdvanceHE works in partnership with institutions and individuals in higher education supporting continuous improvement and student success.

Winners will receive their awards at a special ceremony on 16 October in Manchester.