In the rapidly changing higher education sector, the decisions about how and where we teach, and structure the student educational experience in higher education, have never been more important. Navigating the combined impact of AI, the cost-of-living crisis and student engagement in a post-pandemic context or promoting a strong sense of belonging and addressing retention, brings these decisions into sharper focus.
Our portfolio will help you build or refresh your pedagogy throughout your career and offers practical strategies and tools to enhance student success through all aspects of the student experience including transitions, curriculum design and development, enterprise and employability, assessment, engagement and inclusion, sustainability and much more
We are committed to working with you to help deliver on your priorities and ambitions by supporting you to address the developmental barriers that could be impacting you or your team.
Shaped by your feedback, our Teaching and Learning for Student Success in Higher Education portfolio for 2023-24 offers a range of opportunities for supporting professional development and enhancing practice.
Programmes and Events
Inclusive Learning and Teaching Workshop Series
This workshop series is a suite of 5 modules that can be taken individually
or as a programme of development.
Created as a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning, the following workshops are aimed at institutions and individuals wanting to build an evidence-based support structure for inclusive teaching and learning:
- Introduction to EDI in Teaching and Learning
- Inclusive and Equitable Assessment and Feedback
- Inclusive Curriculum
- Inclusive Student Engagement and Partnership
- Leading on Inclusive Teaching and Learning
The workshops focus on providing practical experience of connecting EDI with Teaching and Learning in the context of post-pandemic pedagogy and creating structural EDI change in teaching and learning.
New to Teaching - Enhance your teaching practices
Advance HE has designed New to Teaching, aimed at nurturing and developing contemporary professional learning, with a particular focus on online pedagogies and digital delivery within a fully virtual or hybrid teaching spaces. The programme models approaches and activities which can be taken into HE teaching, positioning the participant as a learner in online spaces and inviting them to reflect critically on the experiences in order to enhance their own teaching practices.
New to Teaching is a course aimed specifically at those who are new to teaching in HE, new to delivering courses via online platforms, or have received no formal training in HE teaching.
Enthusiastic and passionate course leaders who put their teaching into practice. I have come away with a great set of tools to venture into digital teaching with confidence."
Nikki Simpson, Lecturer in Healthcare, University of Worcester.
Exploring Theory of Change using ‘ChangeBusters’
This one-day event aims to support those tasked with building evaluation literacy in HE organisations. It will provide an overview of how Theory of Change might be used in access, success and progression spaces of the student lifecycle.
Dr Liz Austen and Nathaniel Pickering will facilitate ChangeBusters game playing to model how it could be used. Attendees will then learn how to facilitate a ChangeBusters session in their own organisations.
Personal Development Course for External Examiners
This is the only training course for external examiners in the UK and was
developed in collaboration with a range of HE providers and as part of the OfS funded Degree Standards project.
The course aims to enable aspiring, new or experienced examiners to:
- understand the role of the external examiner as articulated in the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, and be confident to undertake it;
- develop a deeper understanding of the nature of academic standards and professional judgement, and explore the implications for external examining;
- use evidence-informed approaches to contribute to impartial, transparent judgements on academic standards and the enhancement of student learning.
Enhancing Programme Leadership
Enhancing Programme Leadership is designed for those who have responsibility for leading teaching and learning within their departments or divisions. This virtual programme aims to support programme leaders at a time when they may be new to leadership or looking to gain confidence in their leadership skills. It will address their unique challenges, opportunities and realities, by developing their networks and skills and providing tools to enable them to thrive in this unique role.
Plan your professional development for 2023-24 using our NEW Development Planner
Whether you are looking to enhance your practice, share insights or identify the next step in your professional development, by answering only a few short questions our new Development Planner will guide you to a range of development opportunities that meet your requirements. Try it today.
Teaching and Learning Symposia
Our Teaching and Learning Symposia provide teaching practitioners with access to an open and supportive environment and valuable peer network to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives.
Each event focuses on thematic areas of interest within teaching and learning and are for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of the latest teaching pedagogies and upskill their practice in key areas. They enable participants to develop a principled, evidence-informed approach to devising subsequent support and guidance for change in enhancing student success in HE.
Find out more about our full range of Teaching and Learning Symposia
Students as Co-creators Symposium
This symposium will focus on work with students as co-creators of their own experience.
Artificial Intelligence Symposium
This event aims to explore the impact of AI on Teaching and Learning in HE.
This event will provide a space to discuss and share latest practices in sustainability.
This event will provide a space to share latest practices in embedding employability.
Student Retention and Success Symposium
Considering latest practices in student retention and success among a network of peers.
Flexible Learning Symposium
This event will provide staff with a safe forum to exchange ideas and new approaches.
Fellowship Application Builder
Fellowship Application Builder is a six-week online, self-directed course designed to enable individuals to use their experience of their teaching and supporting learning practice in higher education to develop a direct application for Fellowship (Descriptor 2 of the PSF23).
Principal Fellow Record of Strategic Educational Strategic Impact Support Session (PFRSEI)
These one-to-one sessions are designed to provide support for colleagues who are starting the process of completing their Principal Fellow direct application
(Descriptor 4 of the PSF2023), and who need more guidance on the Record of
Strategic Educational Impact (RSEI) element.
Senior Fellow Writing Retreats
Senior Fellow Writing Retreats are an online opportunity for anyone with
a sustained record of effectiveness relating to teaching and learning
looking to attain Senior Fellowship (SFHEA).