New Technical Teaching Fellows receive awards

This year’s new ETF and Royal Commission Technical Teaching Fellows have been recognised during a prestigious awards ceremony, held on Friday 4 March at the Royal Society.

The awardees were selected for their achievements in delivering and supporting excellence in technical STEM teaching and training.

This year was a double celebration as Fellows from the 2022/23 cohort were presented with their awards along with the 2021/22 Fellows, as last year the awards celebration could not take place due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The Fellows, who had already been announced by the ETF and Royal Commission earlier this year, are:


  • Alison Ackroyd – Mid Kent College
  • Adam Hackney – Exeter College
  • Simon Parker – South Essex College


  • Rosa Wells – Solihull College of Further and Higher Education
  • Ben Houlihan – Capita (and formerly Bridgwater and Taunton College)
  • Peter Jackson – Lincoln College

Cerian Ayres, National Head of Technical Education at the ETF, said:

“I look forward to working with the new ETF and Royal Commission Fellows over the next 18 months. Their inspirational stories, effective practice sharing, and thought leadership will contribute to the development of excellence in technical STEM teaching and training.

“The Further Education and Training sector is central to improving our social, environmental, and economic prosperity, and it ultimately transforms lives. The Fellows have an important role to play in this agenda. Through an established community of practice, they will work to increase reach, engagement, and sustainable impact throughout the sector.”

The Technical Teaching Fellowship programme is delivered through a partnership between the ETF and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.

For more information on the programme, please visit the Technical Teaching Fellowships webpage.

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