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Share fund for teaching development

Find out how to apply for funding to cover registration and travel costs to attend conferences and events that support best practice in teaching and learning.

Funding criteria

The TDF (Teaching Development Fund) has a Share Fund to enable members of staff and students who support student learning to attend events that support best practice in learning and teaching.

Applicants can apply for funding to attend and contribute to a national or international network, meeting, event or conference with a view to one or more of the following:

  • disseminate best practice;
  • establish inter-institutional and discipline-specific collaborations;
  • benchmark the University's practice nationally or internationally.

Funding is available on a first-come-first-served basis, but priority for funding will be given to TDF project fundholders who are in a position to present the outcomes of their funded project.

Please note that the TDF Share supports activities that relate to learning and teaching, not content or curriculum. The fund does not support attendance at research or discipline conferences.

Applicants must consider the Climate Action Framework (CAF) where receiving funding for conference attendance, travel is encouraged in the most environmentally friendly way and to offset their carbon footprint.

To ensure fair allocation, the maximum amount an individual may claim is (£500).

How to apply for funding

Funding requests will be accepted on an ad hoc basis until all the funds are allocated or by the end of July 2024 (whichever is earlier).

Applications for 2024 are now closed Share Application form

Funding applications will be considered and approved by the Chair of the TDF Panel.

Receiving payment

If your application is successful, payment of registration fees will be made as a lump sum into the attendee's K account.

Reporting back about your funding

Following the conference or event, any learning or reflections and other useful information should be made available to share more widely with University colleagues. This could be in the form of a blog post or a short talk at a forthcoming CLT Lunchtime Hub and/or EduFest, the University's annual learning and teaching conference. In the first instance, please email a brief synopsis to


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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