UCL’s Integrated Engineering Programme has been shortlisted for a CATE Award (Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence) by the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
The CATE Awards recognise outstanding contributions to teaching by higher education teams. Criteria for the CATE Awards include excellent practice, teamwork, and the team’s dissemination methods for practice. Teams also need to demonstrate how they collaborate and involve students in their work.
The IEP programme was developed to provide increased focus on problem-based learning, collaboration and interdisciplinary working, and employability skills amongst UCL’s eight undergraduate Departments. It was introduced in September 2014. In August 2017, the IEP Team and their academic colleagues saw the first IEP BEng cohort graduate. The Team consists of Dr Emanuela Tilley (Director), Dr Abel Nyamapfene and Dr Kate Roach (Senior Teaching Fellows) and Professor John Mitchell (UCL Engineering Vice-Dean, Education, and Founding Director of the IEP).
In November 2017, six finalists will be selected from the 15 institutions which were shortlisted for the CATE Awards. Each finalist institution will receive an HEA grant of £15,000 to disseminate their learning.
More details on the Higher Education Academy’s Awards are available here.