EDU Core Aims

  • Support teachers’ professional development
  • Support academic departments by facilitating the enhancement of learning & teaching, curriculum design and pedagogical research activities
  • Encourage innovative pedagogical practice, confidence and facilitate dissemination of good practice through various engagements and initiatives in learning and teaching
  • Support educational leadership across the University and at transnational universities

What does EDU do?

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (PGCert) and HEA Fellowship
  • Postgraduate Research Skills Development Programme (PGRSDP)
  • Academic Induction
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Pedagogical Support
  • Programme Leadership
  • Curriculum Design
  • Educational Technology Pedagogical Development
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Communities of Practice
  • Peer Observation Training and Support
  • Bespoke Professional Development Workshops (Departmental Level)
  • Academic Advisor Training
  • PGR Skills Development
  • Supervisor Training and Support
  • Teaching Assistant Training
  • Academy of Future Education Service
  • Disciplinary Expertise
  • Annual Colloquium
  • University Policy
  • Assessment Support
  • COVID/Crisis Responses
  • Recognition of Teaching
  • Staff Pastoral Care
  • Networking
  • Academic Quality Assurance
  • VLE Resources
  • Blended Learning
  • Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching
  • Teaching Development Fund
  • Pedagogical research and publishing

UK Professional Standards Framework

EDU uses the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). Our PGCert programme is also accredited to award graduates with the Higher Education Academy Fellowship. Click here to read more.

EDU loves learning and teaching

Confucius said: “The silent treasuring up of knowledge, learning without satiety, and instructing others without being wearied – which one of these things belongs to me?” (The original Chinese text is “子曰:默而识之,学而不厌,诲人不倦,何有于我哉? ”)