Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE)

The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) recognises and rewards collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning. Introduced in 2016, the scheme highlights the key role of teamwork in higher education.

Who can apply

The scheme opened to members of staff from all providers of higher education across the four nations of the UK. Institutions can nominate one team per annum. We strongly encourage all colleagues who participated in the Excellence in Education Awards to consider applying for this highly prestigious award.

Application dates

  • Launch: October 2022
  • Institutional cut-off: Wednesday 15 February 2023 at 12pm (GMT)
  • AdvanceHE closing date: Wednesday 15 March 2023 at 12pm (GMT)


A workshop will be facilitated by a member of the Academic and Professional Practice in Organisational Development who is trained to provide advice and guidance. The session will introduce and support applicants with writing their application, understanding the award criteria and the application process.

Book your place, searching for 'NTFS and CATE Drop-in Session’.

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Telephone: 01206 874402