School of Law academic recognised for outstanding contribution to student experience
Three academics at the University of Leeds have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to higher education with National Teaching Fellowships.
Dr Nick Cartwright, from the School of Law, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) through a nomination from his previous institution, the University of Northampton. The other winners from the University of Leeds were Professor Bee Bond and Professor Karen Burland.
The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTS) recognises individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to student outcomes and the teaching profession. The awards – managed by Advance HE – reflect Leeds’s commitment to creating an inclusive student experience and further secures its reputation as a leader in student education.
As a university, we have a responsibility to shape the world around us for the better and prepare our students to become global citizens.
Dr Nick Cartwright received a NTF for his work on inclusive education and using education as a mode of advancing social justice whilst teaching as a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Northampton and with the United Nations.
Dr Cartwright joined the University of Leeds as a Lecturer in the School of Law in May 2022. He brings a wealth of expertise in creating inclusive education which will be used to help shape the University’s educational change programme, Curriculum Redefined.
It is important to me that when students are brave and honest enough to share their experiences with me that I give a platform to those experiences and amplify them, so their voices are heard, hopefully improving things for future cohorts.
Dr Cartwright said: “My research and scholarship over recent years has focused on the educational experiences of students from minoritised backgrounds. This has shaped my practice and informed every part of what I do as a teacher from curriculum design, through to assessment and pastoral support.
“It is important to me that when students are brave and honest enough to share their experiences with me that I give a platform to those experiences and amplify them, so their voices are heard, hopefully improving things for future cohorts.
“This Fellowship is important because it helps to amplify those voices and, I hope, will make those students feel that their contribution to improving higher education is valuable.”
From the Autumn term (2022), Dr Nick Cartwright will be the EDI lead for the School of Law.
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