Dr Mike Seal receives National Teaching Fellowship

05/08/2019 by Sinead Staunton

Newman University is extremely pleased and proud to announce that Dr Mike Seal has received a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship Award.

The award scheme, run by Advance HE, is dedicated to helping higher education shape its future. The scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education and is open to all UK HE providers.

The award is extremely well-known around universities and has been running since the year 2000 with over 860 National Teaching Fellows with up to 55 individuals receiving the award each year.

Dr Seal is a Reader in Critical Pedagogy at Newman University and is one of the latest named for the award. Dr Seal has lead on the Foundation Year programmes at Newman, which act as a stepping stone for those who do not have the formal qualifications to gain their place at university but would like to further their education.

Dr Seal comments: “While this is obviously of personal importance to me, it is on what basis it was awarded that it important. I see it as an acknowledgement that many who have been written off and failed by the educational system can go onto succeed in higher education. Also the importance of creating pedagogic spaces and developing student voice and community engagement. These are all key drivers at Newman.”