National Teaching Fellowship

Today I went to a meeting about the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme as I am eligible to apply this year (or next and so on …).

It would be a great honour to receive a fellowship but more important at the moment is the process. It will give me the opportunity to reflect on my own teaching skills.

I have support from acdemics but whenever I mention it within my department I get a “hmmm that’s nice” and carry on.

At the moment I am the only person in the department who is eligible to apply (although I hope some of my colleagues may get nominated for the internal award soon and be able to join me!).

I’m trying to find out more about other librarians who have been awarded it – there aren’t a vast number!

So on top of 5000 words on Ostalgie cinema I now need to do 5000 words all about me by January 4th, the latter being the more alarming!

Essay first, then all about me, then re-write essay and so on.