National Teaching Fellowship for inspirational Professor
A University of Wolverhampton Professor has won a
prestigious national award for her inspirational
Professor Glynis Cousin has been recognised by the Higher
Education Academy with a National Teaching Fellowship for her
exceptional contribution to learning and teaching.
The award celebrates individuals who have made an outstanding
impact on the student learning experience and includes £10,000 to
support professional development.
Professor Cousin is Director of the University’s Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE) and has
built a reputation for her work in researching higher education,
curriculum inquiry and internationalisation. She has just published
a recent book, Researching Learning in Higher Education: an
introduction to contemporary methods and approaches.
She said: “I am delighted to receive this award. It has been a
privilege to work at a University with so many talented teachers
and where I have received so much support and encouragement from
“I hope to use some of the money to support research into
students’ understanding of global citizenship.”
Professor Cousin began her career as a social studies
schoolteacher before working in adult and community education. She
has taught on and developed access courses in London and in
Northamptonshire before moving into higher education, teaching
education studies. She joined the University of Wolverhampton last
The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme is part of an overall
programme to raise the status of learning and teaching in higher
education. It is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for
England and the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern
Professor Cousin is one of just 50 winners from higher education
institutions across England and Northern Ireland.
For more information please contact Emma Kilvert in the Media
Relations Office on 02903 322003.
Further information about the National Teaching Fellowship
Scheme can be found at www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/professional/ntfs
Date issued: Thursday 25 June 2009