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 Nathan Roberts

Nathan Roberts

Education Fellowships Programmes Manager


Role responsibilities

I manage the Cardiff University Education Fellowship Programmes: the suite of AdvanceHE-accredited courses that enable colleagues to develop, and gain valued recognition for, their teaching. Our expert team provides a wide range of flexible, accessible programmes to hundreds of colleagues each year and are driven to ensure that new and experienced staff are equipped with the tools they need to thrive as educators. As well as looking after the overall operation of the Fellowship Programmes, I am mentor to many colleagues and contribute to the delivery of all our provision.

Key work/specialisms

  • Education development
  • Lead for AdvanceHE Teaching Excellence Awards (NTF and CATE)
  • Thematic expertise across curriculum design, digital education and student support.


I began my career with a PhD in the history of education at the University of Manchester and subsequently the National Foundation for Educational Research. I’ve been at Cardiff University since the mid-2000s in a number of different roles allied to education development, loving the opportunities to work across disciplines and spin-up exciting projects. I set up the CUROP programme, led the University’s first massive open online courses, have supported 10+ staff to gain National Teaching Fellowships and have led teams across digital education and curriculum design. I became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2021.


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