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Celebrating our PGCAP Graduates - April 2023

Celebrating Excellence

Congratulations to 15 of our University of Leeds colleagues who have graduated from the University's Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP).

They have all completed the course run by OD&PL which provides the opportunity for colleagues to reflect on and enhance their teaching practice whilst delivering a pedagogical research project. As a result, they have also been awarded Advance HE Fellowship (FHEA) and, more practically, they continue to experience the impact of the programme on their student education practice.

The following colleagues have all graduated from our PGCAP and been awarded Fellowship (FHEA):

  • Dr Laura Bainbridge - School of Law
  • Dr Harmeet Dhaliwal - School of Dentistry
  • Anika Easy – Library
  • Dr Sarah Feinstein – School of Performance and Cultural Industries
  • Dr Arjan Gosal - School of Geography
  • Dr Nina Hansopaheluwakan-Edward - School of Design
  • Dr Phil Henry - School of Design
  • Dr Vikki Houlden - School of Geography
  • Katherine Lacey - School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
  • Dr Barbara Lancho Barrantes - Library
  • Dr Hui Keng Lau - School of Computing
  • Dr Matthew Lickiss - School of Design
  • Kirsty Morrison - Honorary Tutor for Leeds Institute of Medical Education
  • Dr Mark Taylor - School of Design
  • Emily Wheeler - Library

The PGCAP Programme Leader, Victoria Taylor, said:

The PGCAP team are very proud of our newest graduates from the programme as 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 already miss the insightful thoughts and honest reflections they have shared with us throughout the programme.

The PGCAP is a post-induction programme for staff at Leeds and has been running since September 2018. Since starting we have had 57 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.  

How to join the next PGCAP cohort

Our next intake for the PGCAP will be for the September 2023 cohort and the closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 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