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Medical Education

Our new National Teaching Fellows

Published: 5 August 2019
Sally Curtis and Scott Border
Professor Sally Curtis and Dr Scott Border

We’re proud to announce that two of our exceptional educators – Professor Sally Curtis and Dr Scott Border – have been awarded UK National Teaching Fellowships (NTF).

The NTF scheme, organised and run by Advance HE, recognises the significant contribution and commitment of those who making an outstanding impact on student outcomes, and the teaching profession in higher education.

A passionate and committed advocate of widening participation (WP) for students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine, Professor Curtis comes from a WP background herself. She now leads Southampton’s six-year WP medical degree programme and also influences national policy and guidance for medical schools on WP.

As a scientist and educator in neuroanatomy, Dr Border has revolutionised and transformed the educational landscape of this discipline by partnering with his students to empower them to co-create and become agents of change in their education through his pioneering approaches.

“I’m absolutely delighted to receive this award,” Professor Curtis enthused. “I am aware of the excellent work that’s already been recognised within the University and very inspired by my colleagues who had previously achieved the award.”

Dr Border added: “This National Teaching Fellowship means absolutely everything to me. I’ve always looked up to my friends and colleagues who have been awarded this; it’s such a privilege to even be put forward by the University, let alone actually win.”

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