Professional development and networking

We offer a number of initiatives within the Business School aimed at supporting academic staff with their professional development needs.

ILT's monthly seminar series


Each month ILT hosts a speaker from within the tertiary education sector to share their experiences and research in teaching approaches, methods, and technologies. These one-hour monthly seminars aim to provide a space for staff to share ideas and innovations and to help foster a community of learning and teaching professionals. Anyone with an interest in learning and teaching development is welcome to attend. These are usually held on the last Thursday of the month. Subscribe to our mailing list below and look out for our seminar invites.

Teaching development symposia


We host two half-day symposia per year. Both academic and professional staff from across the University share teaching techniques and technologies they have used successfully. Teaching Forum, held in April, focuses on new teaching techniques whilst Learn Do Share, in September, focuses on blending pedagogy and technology.

Graduate Teaching Assistant and Teaching Assistant training


The GTA/TA Training Programme runs each semester and is designed to support those who are new to teaching in the Business School. Through a series of workshops, GTAs and TAs are equipped with the knowledge and basic tools needed to teach effectively. Each attendee in the programme is paired with a mentor who will peer observe a teaching session and provide valuable feedback. Attendees are required to submit a teaching reflection at the end of semester, after which they are awarded the Business School Teaching Certificate.

Peer review of teaching


A peer review of teaching is available for academic staff within the Business School by request. The report produced is the reviewee's own and provides personalised and valuable feedback from a trained peer reviewer. The report produced is also required for applications to the Staffing Committee for promotion and continuation.

Academic staff induction programme


ILT hosts a number of seminars and workshops throughout the year aimed at helping and informing new academic staff. In addition, new academic staff are paired with a mentor for their first 12 months of teaching. The programme aims to facilitate relationships between new and existing staff and key teams across the Faculty.

HEA Fellowship


ILT supports academic staff in their applications for Fellowship or Senior Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy. These are internationally recognised across the higher education sector as valid teaching accreditations.

Business School staff can also see useful tips and checklists on learning and teaching on the Business School intranet.

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Regular updates on teaching practice and staff development opportunities are availbale on our blog, Learning Exchange