Dr Greig awarded National Teaching Fellowship

Published: 12 August 2019 at 12:03

Dr Alison Greig

Director of Education for Sustainability is recognised with prestigious award

Dr Alison Greig of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has received a prestigious award for teaching excellence in the 2019 round of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS). 

Run by Advance HE, the NTFS showcases “the outstanding impact of individuals who teach or support learning in UK higher education, recognising their success and providing a platform to share the learning from their practice”. 

As Director of Education for Sustainability at ARU’s Global Sustainability Institute, Alison leads on integrating sustainability into the curriculum for all ARU students.  

She is also the driving force behind the sector-leading MSc Sustainability course, which is breaking new ground in how it prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Dr Greig said:


"I am extremely proud and honoured to have been recognised for the work I am doing. 

“University education is about doing more than imparting knowledge and the development of skills. It’s also about guiding and supporting students in figuring out who they are and the role they can play in ensuring the future they create is fair and just.” 


Professor Roderick Watkins, Vice Chancellor of ARU, said:


“I am delighted to congratulate Alison on this highly prestigious award. It is a great tribute to her work, and strong recognition of the ambitious way in which ARU is seeking to embed sustainability throughout our education and research.”


Dr Greig’s National Teaching Fellowship builds on the achievements of Anglia Learning and Teaching’s Anglia Professional Recognition Scheme (APRS), which is one of the most successful in the sector.

Since it began in 2013, Anglia Learning and Teaching have recognised 630 HEA fellows. In 2017-18, 78.2% of ARU’s staff had some form of fellowship compared with an average of 41.8% across UK universities.