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Supporting Teaching, Learning and Research

Our Vision

‘Through effective partnership working, we will facilitate and support excellence in learning, scholarship and business development across all areas of HLS. Our reputation will be that of a collaborative community which serves as an example to the rest of the University and beyond’

Our Mission

‘To provide focused, innovative learning support through partnership working that will positively impact on the student experience locally, nationally and globally by creating an effective environment for knowledge exchange.’


The Centre for Educational Development and Support (CEDS) brings together a wide portfolio of activity including staff development, new/existing CPD actvitiy, Quality Assurance, Educational Research and Technology Enhanced Learning.

Examples include:

  • Provision of basic/practical focused teaching and assessment skills courses
  • Assistance in programme/module/course/CPD development and business actvity
  • Assistance in staff development for programme administration roles
  • Providing cutting edge support in Educational Technology
  • Advice on career development
  • Peer observation/constructive feedback of teaching to help improve quality
  • Developing cross-faculty educational research activity.

The CEDS Team seek to coordinate and align our activity to that of the Centre for Innovation for Education and The Academy, in order to deliver maximum education impact and ensure delivery of the University’s Education Strategy. Our mission statement is To provide focused, innovative learning support through partnership working that will positively impact on the student experience locally, nationally and globally by creating an effective environment for knowledge exchange.