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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, NTF 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

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


Celebrating excellent practice in student education

Winners of the 2024 University of Leeds Teaching Awards have been announced. These prestigious accolades recognise the work and innovation of colleagues in delivering high-quality teaching and learning at Leeds. Now in their fourth year, the awards continue to grow, with submissions almost doubling compared to 2023. Applications were received from across the University, showcasing...

Successful PRiSE scheme applicants awarded Advance HE Fellowship – June 2024

37 colleagues at Leeds have recently had their professional practice in student education recognised through the award of Advance HE Fellowship.   There are four categories of Fellowship which recognise individuals’ roles in teaching and/or supporting learning in higher education. Run by OD&PL, the Professional Recognition in Student Education (PRiSE) scheme is accredited by Advance HE to award three...

Professor Anne Tallontire awarded Principal Fellowship (PFHEA) 

Professor Anne Tallontire has become the ninth colleague currently at the University of Leeds to be recognised as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) for her leadership in student education across the institution. Principal Fellowship is awarded by Advance HE to colleagues whose practice involves a sustained record of effectiveness in strategic...

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