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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 our latest PGCAP graduates – March 2024

Congratulations to all those who have recently graduated from our Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). 18 colleagues from the University of Leeds have recently completed the PGCAP, and as such have also been awarded Advance HE Fellowship (FHEA).  Dr Hannah Campbell – School of Biomedical Science   Kasia Drozdiak – Learning Development Team (Library)  Dr Victoria Easton –...

Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through Semi- Structured Debate

Critical thinking skills are a central component of teaching and learning in higher education institutions, and utilising the skills and experience debating can be an engaging way to develop these skills in our students.   What did you do? Why did you do it?    Critical thinking skills are a central component of teaching and learning in...

Undergraduate Translation Modules and Student Employability

NB: This article was first published in 2020 on Casebook@Leeds. Overview This case study presents the findings of an action research project conducted in Autumn 2019 aiming to examine the extent to which employability-enhancing skills are signposted to students in final year translation modules at Leeds. Findings revealed some examples of best practice which can...

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