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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.


Hybrid at Scale: Leeds Student Education Conference 2023

In the first week of January, the LITE Team hosted the Leeds Student Education Conference 2023- an event for over 450 people where we held four plenary sessions and two sets of parallel sessions, each with five concurrent panels. Delegates and presenters were able to choose whether they would like to attend the sessions in...

How do we measure effective teaching? Designing a Teaching Observation Form, based on undergraduate feedback.

As part of my LITE project on the  Enhancement of the pedagogic practice at Leeds University through the engagement of Postgraduate Research Students in teaching, I carried out teaching observation of staff and Postgraduate Research Students who teach across the several Schools and Faculties of the University of Leeds. For the purpose of executing this...

Bringing Influencers into The Classroom with a Video Interview

Bringing time poor professionals into the classroom for a guest talk can be difficult. Furthermore, influencer’s time is expensive, so I needed to find a way to make it efficient and future-proof. I also wanted to keep it authentic to who they are and what they do.   What did you do and why did you...

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