Former vice Principal Professor Michele Russell-Westhead is one of fifty-five new National Teaching Fellows as revealed by the Higher Education Academy.
Michele is now a Fellow of Pearson College London: Education and Research and has continuously provided strong academic development and leadership for students, employers and other key stakeholders within Higher Education.
Michele has provided opportunities for thousands of students through her development initiatives such as foundation degrees, workforce development programmes and currently degree apprenticeships.
This is an outstanding achievement, as the National Teaching Fellowship is one of the most prestigious individual awards for excellence in teaching in higher education. The HEA acknowledged that there are now “over 750 NTFs. The NTF and CATE schemes are run by the HEA on behalf of the award funders: the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), and the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland (DfE). The schemes are open to staff whose teaching or support roles enhance the student learning experience.”
Lord David Puttnam, Chair of Pearson College London’s Academic Board commented "Michele is transforming lives by creating new opportunities, and by showing what can be achieved through a passionate commitment to health and education."