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Senior teaching fellows appointed by Leeds Trinity University

Posted on 29 June 2018


​​Leeds Trinity University has appointed its first Senior Teaching Fellows who will develop, share and capture the University's best practice around teaching and learning.

Dr Alison Torn, Senior Lecturer in Psychology (left), Nina Fryer, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Health Sciences (middle) and Amy Lund, Senior Lecturer in Journalism (right), have been appointed Senior Teaching Fellows at Leeds Trinity.

They will work with the Associate Heads of Schools for Learning and Teaching, Professor Ray Lloyd, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, and Catherine O'Connor, Chair of the University's Learning and Teaching Committee to develop the University's learning and teaching strategy. They will work closely with staff to pilot and evaluate new approaches to teaching and learning to make sure the University continues to deliver an excellent student experience.

Leeds Trinity University is currently ranked sixth best university in the country for teaching quality, according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

Professor Ray Lloyd, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said: "We are delighted to appoint our first three Senior Teaching Fellows at Leeds Trinity. They will be key not only in ensuring we continue to deliver a high quality Learning and Teaching experience to our students, but to show how much learning and teaching at Leeds Trinity is valued."

Catherine O'Connor, Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee, said: "These are important appointments for Leeds Trinity. The Senior Teaching Fellows will play a key role in developing, sharing and capturing our best practice around teaching which is essential if we are to work together to deliver an excellent student experience and progress to achieving Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold."

The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (or TEF) is a government assessment of the quality of undergraduate teaching in universities and other higher education providers in England. Leeds Trinity received a silver award in 2017 for its supportive educational culture, innovative assessment and feedback, excellent use of technology, professional input into its degree courses and high quality support for employability including compulsory professional work placements for all undergraduate students. The University has ambitions to receive a Gold rating.

Dr Alison Torn, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Leeds Trinity, said: "I'm delighted to be appointed as Senior Teaching Fellow and am looking forward to leading and building on the excellent teaching and learning that Leeds Trinity offers its students, and evidencing the innovative work that we do." 

Nina Fryer, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Health Sciences​, said: "High quality teaching and learning has been at the heart of Leeds Trinity’s values since our inception over 50 years ago, and this role is a real opportunity to work alongside our excellent colleagues to continue and enhance this aspect of our work. I anticipate that the projects, initiatives and activities of this new group of senior teaching fellows will benefit our students, our colleagues and the wider learning and teaching community.”