Academy CPD Series

COVID-19 update

You will be aware that the University has suspended all face-to-face teaching for the remainder of the academic year. Please see the related FAQs from The Academy.  

This will affect the face-to-face delivery of these CPD workshops but it is our intention to continue to support your development.

The ADPS workshops will be replaced through the provision of online learning resources.  Please register through CoreHR as usual and you will be sent the relevant information.

Any questions, please do get in touch with Dr Alex Owen

The role of The Leadership, Organisational, Professional and Academic Development Academy (The Academy) is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices. One way that we achieve this is by providing opportunities for continuous professional development for individuals through our CPD Academy Developing Practice Series (ADPS) of workshops and seminars.

This series covers a wide range of topics on learning and teaching in Higher Education. You are welcome to attend any of these workshops by booking using the CoreHR Portal.

Alternatively, you could propose to lead a session yourself by emailing using ‘Academic CPD Series’ as the subject. This could contribute to your own development and provide evidence towards your claim for Fellowship or Senior Fellowship of the HEA via ULTRA.


Title: ADPS: Developing lectures and large group teaching

Time and venue: Thursday 19 March 2020: 12-2pm in Room 218, 126 Mount Pleasant


This interactive workshop will explore the role of lectures in the teaching and learning process, and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of lectures for both academics and students. It will identify ways in which lectures and large group teaching can be more active, and techniques that will encourage student participation.

The workshop will be led by Judith Schoch, Senior Academic Developer based in The Academy. 

The course is bookable via CoreHR Portal.

Future Workshops

16 April 2020 12-2pm: Discussing Small Group Teaching

14 May 2020 12-2pm: Exploring the Role of Blended Learning

11 June 2020 12-2pm: Exploring Inclusive Practice

Further CPD Opportunities