Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Other case studies

Colleagues from within the institution and further afield are keen to share their rich diversity of experiences.

Insight series

The insight series explores initiatives and innovations related to learning, teaching and enhancement at the University of Edinburgh. They provide relevant detail on the background and history of these,  taking a detailed look at how they are run and supported. Key themes are explored, for example scalability and transferability across Schools and Colleges within the University. Barriers to further adoption are also identified (alongside potential enablers where possible). Across the series of papers we also highlight the benefits of these approaches to the range of different stakeholders (e.g. students, academics and the wider University and community). For further information please contact Andy Cross at

Insight paper 1 - Interdisciplinary modules and the Edinburgh Living Lab (PDF)

Insight paper 2 - GeoScience Outreach and Engagement (PDF)

University of Edinburgh case studies

Academic Services : Quality. Examples of good practice from teaching programme reviews, postgraduate programme reviews and enhancement-led institutional reviews.

Academic Services examples of good practice

College of Science & Engineering Knowledgebase: examples of innovative teaching and learning in the College of Science & Engineering are shared in the learning and teaching knowledgebase. The knowledgebase can be searched by general topic or by discipline.

College of Science & Engineering learning and teaching knowledge base

College of Humanities & Social Science exemplars: the college of Humanities and Social Science are also developing a bank of case studies about effective approaches to learning and teaching.

Learning and teaching case studies from schools in College of Humanities & Social Science

Employability: there is a wide range of employability-enhancing activities going on across the institution. Find out more on the employability website:

Employability: good practice examples

EUSA Teaching Awards: EUSA recognise academics who are committed to great teaching for their students

Inspiring Teaching Conference

Past winners of Edinburgh University Students' Association teaching awards

External case studies

JISC - the UK’s expert on information and digital technologies for education and research - provide support across the sector, and regularly publish case studies highlighting innovation and good practice in higher education.

JISC case studies: information and digital technologies for education and research

Enhancement Themes: Themes in Practice Database: a large repository of information, including publications; presentations & discussion papers; reports; case studies; as well as video and photos from Enhancement Themes events.

Themes in Practice database