Academic professional development opportunities
The Centre for Learning & Teaching's professional development opportunities can be accessed through the CLT Professional Development Programme.
Depending on your teaching experience and professional development goals, you can access this flexible and inclusive programme of activities and resources to gain access to:
- Pathways to HEA Fellowship (PHEAF) to support experienced and probationer staff who seek to gain professional accreditation.
- Development opportunities for all staff interested in enhancing their teaching practice, or research skills.
Pathway to HEA Fellowship for probationary lecturers
The Pathway to HEA Fellowship for probationary lecturers is a work-based curriculum of core and choice activities aimed at developing your understanding of academic practice within your individual, departmental and disciplinary context. Successful completion will lead to HEA Fellowship.
Pathway to HEA Fellowship for experienced staff
The Pathways to Fellowship programme enables experienced staff to gain Associate Fellowship, Fellowship or Senior Fellowship accredited by Advance HE in recognition of their teaching, supervision and/or learning support.
PedR - Network & Conversations with Cake
Conversation with cake is an informal, monthly get together for staff who are interested in discussing topics relevant to learning and teaching at the University. Each month we have a paper for discussion that attendees are encouraged to read at least some of before attending, but we still welcome those that haven’t had the time to do so.
Development opportunities for research staff
Find out about development opportunities for research staff, codes of practice, induction and other support provided by the Research & Innovation Services at the University.
Academic Career Academy
This is a practical and intensive programme for research staff who are planning an academic career. You will be able to explore the recruitment process, identify your teaching style, and develop your research ideas. You will receive support to develop an action plan, strengthen your CV, and learn how to market yourself effectively to help you get your first lectureship.
First Steps into Teaching
Undertaking teaching during your doctoral studies is a great way to develop a variety of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers inside and beyond academia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has re-organised the training of doctoral students who are expected to teach.