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Development opportunities for those who teach and/or research

Find out about opportunities to develop skills, gain Fellowship of the HEA, and manage your career as an educator and/or researcher.

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.

Find out more about our full programme

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.

Find out more about the Pathway for probationary lecturers

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.

Find out more about the Pathway for experienced staff

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.

For more information and to book your place

Information on how to join the PedR Network and events

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.

Find out more about researcher development opportunities

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.

Find out more about the Academic Career Academy

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.

Find out more about training and support available

Contact Us

For enquiries please contact Academic Staff Development

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