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Celebrating our latest PGCAP Graduates - September 2023

Celebrating Excellence

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 Shaw
  • Rebecca Thorley
  • Jeffrey Thorpe
  • Dr Clare Tweedy
  • Joanne Ward
  • Samantha Wilson

They PGCAP is a post-induction programme for staff at Leeds  and provides the opportunity for colleagues to reflect on and enhance their teaching practice whilst delivering a pedagogical research project. As a result, they are also awarded Advance HE Fellowship (FHEA) and, more practically, they continue to experience the impact of the programme on their student education practice.

The PGCAP has been running since September 2018 and has had over 60 graduates from across the University participate. They have had varied experiences and diverse disciplines, and they have come together to share their practice and learn together and from each other over the duration of the course. Its success is bound in the commitment and engagement demonstrated by the staff members who have undertaken the programme.

The PGCAP Programme Leader, Victoria Taylor, said:

We are very proud of our newest PGCAP graduates and they join a growing number of PGCAP alumni at Leeds. Their hard work, enthusiasm and continued dedication to student education deserves our warmest congratulations. Each graduate has been on an individual journey of reflection about their practice, alongside a collaborative exploration of multiple approaches across student education within the supportive community of practice they have built together.  Both aspects have challenged and enhanced their practice, and long may the impact of these discoveries continue! It has been a pleasure working alongside these colleagues and we thank them for their insightful thoughts and honest reflections they have shared with us throughout the programme.

How to join the next PGCAP cohort

Our next intake for the PGCAP will be for the February 2024 cohort and the closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 20 November 2023. If you are interested in becoming one of our next graduates, then please  visit our webpage for further details about the programme and how to apply. For any queries please contact