Prestigious award win for University of Birmingham academic

We are delighted to announce that Dr Tom Harrison, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and the Director of Education in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by Advance HE.  

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. This is a prestigious national award, with applicants of an incredibly high standard entering the competitive scheme each year.

Being awarded this title is a great achievement and truly highlights Dr Harrison’s remarkable contribution to higher education.

Dr Harrison, who is also the Programme Director for the MA in Character Education, has published extensively in areas such as character education and virtue ethics. He has also developed resources and training programmes for use in schools and other organisations, as well as having authored and edited several books.

Tom has future research projects in the pipeline that will continue to contribute to having a positive impact on higher education, including research into the effects that new technologies may have on the student experience and learning.

Professor Julie Allan, Head of the School of Education, said, ‘As someone who is making an outstanding impact on higher education through his teaching, his programme leadership and his strategic vision for Technology Enhanced Learning, Dr Tom Harrison is a most deserving recipient of the National Teaching Fellowship Award.’

Tom will be presented with this prestigious award at the 2018 Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 7 November 2018. For more information on the scheme, visit the Advance HE website