About the Introduction to Academic Practice course, a Higher Education Academy accredited course aimed at University tutors and demonstrators.
This course is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) for Associate Fellowship.
This course is running twice in 2017/18, once in each Semester.
To be eligible to participate in the Introduction to Academic Practice you need to:
Between the workshop dates you will be asked to submit regular written homework tasks, to contribute to a discussion board, and to carry out a teaching observation exchange. There is also a final assignment of around 1,000 words to submit after Workshop 3. These tasks and the workshops are fully supported with a dedicated set of course materials in LEARN to which course participants are enrolled at the start of the course.
Detailed course information is found in the Introduction to Academic Practice handbook.
The next information session will be on Friday 3rd November, 09:30am – 11:00am in Room B.09, Institute for Academic Development, 1 Morgan Lane (Holyrood).
Please ensure you have read and meet the eligibility criteria (stated on this page) before applying.
Application deadline semester 1: The deadline for applications for Semester 1 was 25th August at 5pm BST. Applications are now closed.
Offer of places: We will offer places by 8th September 2017.
Applications for Semester 2 will open on 1st November 2017.
Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis as much as possible, but if we are oversubscribed, we may need to prioritise participants. We will take applicants who cannot be accommodated into account for our next intake.
Priority order if needed:
More information about Higher Education Academy accreditation is found on the HEA website:
More information about the different ways by which you can work towards accreditation at Edinburgh is found here: