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Academic Development

COVID-19 update

In line with the University’s advice, The Academy continues to monitor the latest information in relation to COVID-19 and take action as appropriate. In response, we have been engaged in a detailed review of all of our scheduled activities in order to agree a process for maintaining our service through this challenging period.

As a result, we have taken the decision to move to online delivery of all Academy led provision up to the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We will either cancel or reschedule only when absolutely necessary.

Where online delivery or alternative forms of development will be facilitated, prospective participants will be made aware of the processes involved. This includes all of our taught Academic Development Programmes and the ULTRA scheme.

Where we have no option but to cancel or reschedule, prospective participants will be contacted and we will be happy to discuss alternative options you may wish to pursue.

We would like to express our thanks for your understanding and flexibility during this period and we look forward to continuing working with you over the coming weeks.

Please visit our FAQs page for further information.

Colleagues should also feel free to direct general queries to

The Academic Development Team are focused on supporting the development of learning and teaching practice at the University. We provide a range of accredited and non-accredited programmes, sharing practice events, conferences and continuing professional development opportunities focused on enhancing teaching and student learning.

These opportunities and pathways are designed to respond to the needs of colleagues at each career stage – from those new to teaching, to the ongoing practice-development of more experienced colleagues. We offer programmes accredited against the UKPSF, enabling staff to achieve professional recognition for their teaching.