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About Student Education Development

Within OD&PL (Organisational Development and Professional Learning) the Student Education development team are committed to offering support for colleagues in teaching and learning at all career stages. Whether you are just starting your teaching career in higher education, or you are an experienced practitioner wanting to develop or share your expertise in student education practice, our provision has been designed to help you. Explore the links below to find the level of support that best suits you and see our news articles to find out what topics your colleagues are discussing and sharing practice in. Find out more in our short guide about who can support you in your Student Education practice.

Getting started in student education

If you are new to teaching or teaching at Leeds then Foundations in teaching (FiT) aims to provide you with all the essential information to get you started​.

Developing your student education practice

Resources and information for the continued development of your teaching practice. These range from useful refreshers to targeted areas for development providing support whatever your level of experience.

TIPS and networks in student education

Sharing experiences and practice is a key area in your teaching development. Find out about our TIPS community and other networks that can provide peer support in all areas of teaching practice.

Professional recognition and awards

Find out about opportunities to gain recognition for your teaching practice or your work to support learning this includes PRiSE, support for PFHEA, University teaching awards, NFTS and CATE and information about colleagues who have gained teaching fellowships

Postgraduate certificate in academic practice (PGCAP)

The Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) is a post-induction programme for University of Leeds staff who make a significant contribution to Student Education at Leeds.

Leading Student Education

Coming soon... Find out about support available for those involved in leadership roles in student education and in the development of others.


Celebrating our latest PGCAP Graduates - September 2023

Congratulations to all those who have recently graduated from our Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). 12 colleagues from the University of Leeds have recently completed the PGCAP, and as such have also been awarded Advance HE Fellowship (FHEA). Dr Jieke Chen Helenne Doody Jenny Douglas Dr Jenny Eyley Dr Stuart Gore Melissa Scalabrin Dr Rebecca...

Special ceremony recognises excellence in education

It’s been an honour and privilege to present the awards at this year’s celebration. It’s been lovely to hear about the care, generosity and kindness that goes into teaching. Winners of the University of Leeds Teaching Awards 2023 were recognised during a special celebration held on campus to honour excellence in student education at Leeds. The...

Writing Retreats: Encouraging students to develop the skills needed to succeed

Against the backdrop presented by sector wide concerns around students’ mental health and well-being (Remskar et al, 2022), it is important to recognise how dissertation modules for independent learning could appear daunting for some students. They may not have previously experienced this mode of teaching and learning, and/or may lack the skills, experience, knowledge, motivation,...

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