Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


The National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) Scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who make an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. Aidan is one of only 5 NTFs that have ever been awarded to Queen's University.

Professor David Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, said:

"I am delighted to congratulate Dr Aidan McGowan on receiving national recognition of his contribution to education and online practice – particularly at a time when online delivery has been of critical importance in enabling universities to continue to educate and support our students through lockdowns and restrictions. This experience has highlighted for many institutions how digital approaches can complement and enhance student learning opportunities. Dr McGowan will be an excellent ambassador for online learning and the education of computer science, as well as for Queen's University Belfast, within the National Teaching Fellow community."
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsAdvance HE


  • NTF
  • National Teaching Fellow