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.

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There are many networks that you can join that will provide you with the support and opportunity to share your experiences and practice. These are the details of some networks that exist across the University and beyond which are involved in student education.  We would also encourage you to get involved with any useful networks that might exist in your local environment or are specific to your discipline.


TIPS Community

TIPS stands for ‘Teaching, Innovation, and Practice in Student Education’ and it is a network for teaching and support staff with the aim of collecting and sharing examples of effective practice from across the University.  It provides a forum for teaching staff at Leeds to share tips and tricks and to provide mutual support, by colleagues, for colleagues. 

To get involved visit our TIPS Community page


Learning Technologists’ Network (LTN)

The Learning Technologists’ Network (LTN) is a space for colleagues to:

  • Share good practice in relation to digital
  • Announce new relevant initiatives (both internal and external)
  • Informally support each other
  • Mindfully share challenges we experience and generate ideas to support positive change at the University.

To join the network and get access to the MS Teams channel, please email Catherine Wilkinson C.E.Wilkinson@leeds.ac.uk. You can also join the LTN Yammer group, which is an open group available to all staff and students at the University.

We are in the process of reviewing this network, based on the feedback of its members, to ensure it continues to provide an effective network for colleagues. Any changes or developments to the network will be advertised on this webpage and on the LTN MS Teams channel.


Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE)

 LITE promotes innovation and excellence in teaching, through support for projects and networks. Look out for workshops disseminating outcomes of their work, as well as the annual Student Education Conference (SEC).

Find out about the LITE hosted cross-institution networks, and the LITE affiliated discipline-specific networks.


 Advance HE Connect 

Advance HE also has a new networking platform called Advance HE Connect. This platform is open to all who work in Higher Education, providing a space where the sector can share, connect and collaborate in one place.


Directors of Student Education Network

An informal network that regularly brings together Directors of Student Education (DSEs) from across campus. The DSEs have a dual Faculty and School role and are directly responsible to the Faculty, through the Pro-Dean for Student Education, for the quality assurance, standards and quality enhancement of the School’s learning and teaching provision. For DSEs who want to enquire about the network, please email academicdev@leeds.ac.uk.