Institute for Academic Development

The Institute for Academic Development helps students to succeed in their studies, and staff with their teaching, learning, and research roles.

What is the Institute for Academic Development?

The Institute for Academic Development was established on 1 January 2010 and brings together central support for academic development and study skills.

The IAD aims to help students and staff succeed in their current roles and in their future careers. They do this by providing University-level support for teaching, learning and researcher development. Their remit includes:

  • continuing professional development and practice sharing in teaching, learning and supervision
  • student study skills
  • professional and transferable skills development
  • support for curriculum, programme and assessment design

Who they support

The IAD provides support directly to:

  • registered undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • staff in research-only roles, Principal Investigators and research managers
  • academic and other University staff with learning and teaching roles

The IAD website outlines the range of events, courses and resources they offer, which are tailored to the differing requirements of these different audiences.

Further details can be found on the Institute for Academic Development home page

The IAD also works collaboratively with support services, Schools, Colleges and others on a range of projects and initiatives. Topics and themes are identified and prioritised through discussions with College and University committees and the Institute Advisory Group.

Background

The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) was established on 1 January 2010 to bring together central support for academic development and study skills. Further information covering the background and development of the IAD can be found on their wiki:


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