From Award ceremonies to lecture series, celebrating excellent teaching is one of BILT's key activities.

One of BILT's key endeavours is to celebrate all of the excellent and inspiring teaching and learning that takes place at the University. We love to share best practice and innovative ideas, and give praise and recognition to those who are making a difference. There are a number of events throughout the year that especially mark out those who are excelling in their teaching.

The Best of Bristol lecture series is a student-led nominated venture in which the student body vote for their best lecturers to deliver a lecture open to all students and staff. This year we received over 500 nominations for staff, with seven lectures scheduled to take place over March and April 2020. You can watch all of the 2019 lectures here, and find tickets for this year’s lectures on our Events page.  

For the last seven years we have hosted the prestigious Bristol Teaching Awards, an annual event in which we give awards from both staff-led and student-led nominations. The event takes place in the summer and hosts around 200 staff, with performances from SU societies and a delicious dinner! Nominations open in March and the event takes place in June - you can read more about it, including watching a video from last year's Awards, on the Bristol Teaching Awards page.

We also celebrate our staff through supporting applications for National Teaching Fellowships and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence through Advance HE. We currently have five National Teaching Fellows (NTF) at the University and many, many Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). If you are interested in applying to be a NTF or SFHEA, please visit this page.

NTFs and SFEAs

We are delighted that we have many NTFs and SFHEAs teaching at the University. Please visit this page to see a full list. 

Know of something that deserves to be shared?

We want to continually highlight all of the excellent work going on throughout the year so if you know if anyone who you feel deserves some recognition, please get in touch at or send us a tweet!

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