Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Teaching roles & assessment

Information on: tutoring & demonstrating; assessment & feedback; digital education; Personal Tutoring; course & programme design; mainstreaming learning adjustments; reviewing your teaching; academic transitions; and more.

Tutors & demonstrators

Workshops, resources and information for tutors and demonstrators, and staff who support them.

Student assessment & feedback

Information and guidance to help academics consider and develop their approaches to student assessment and feedback.

Student engagement

IAD are supporting a range of initiatives designed to support student engagement.

Digital education

Information for staff involved with digital education. Online learning community and events.

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)

Practical guidance and resources to support the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Course & programme design

Resources and advice on designing programmes, courses and curricula.

Cohort leads

The Student Support project has been shaping a future Student Support model that will be rolled out across the University in stages. By September 2023 new student support team structures will be established in all Schools and Deaneries. The cohort lead is one of the core roles in this model.

Mainstreaming learning adjustments

Guidance on mainstreaming common learning adjustments and the University's Accessible and Inclusive Learning policy.

Mentoring & giving guidance

Giving study guidance to students.

Feedback on your teaching

Approaches to gathering feedback on your own teaching. Includes a Peer Observation of Teaching guide with forms.

The Experience of Learning

‘The Experience of Learning: Implications for teaching and studying in higher education’ presents results of research from studies into the way students learn in higher education. The Experience of Learning was first published in 1984 and interest in its content remains buoyant; it continues to be regularly cited by researchers, teachers and others concerned with the pedagogy of higher education.

Personal Tutoring guidance

Adaptable materials for Personal Tutors, Senior Tutors, Student Support Teams, Postgraduate Programme Directors, and staff offering academic & pastoral support to students.