Your student education practice

Student education at Leeds

OD&PL offer support for colleagues at all stages of their career. Dedicated programmes are designed for Postgraduate Research students engaged in teaching, staff new to teaching, and experienced staff wishing to develop expertise in specific aspects of their student education practice.

Supporting you with your student education practice

We offer a range of courses and programmes to support you at different stages of your teaching career. These programmes incorporate the principles of the Leeds Curriculum and are also aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework, 2011 (UKPSF).

If you are looking for development to support your use of technology in student education, please visit the Digital practice page.

Teaching and learning online

A new programme of workshops, resources and support is available to support you in transitioning to teaching and learning online during the coronavirus outbreak. All resources and provision on this page can support you with this activity but here are some key resources you should be aware of:

  1. Digital Practice site
  2. Teaching and learning online (Coronavirus site)
  3. Online learning training sessions (Coronavirus site)
  4. Staff Frequently Asked Questions (Coronavirus website)
  5. Further resources and provision is available on the Your Digital Practice page.

Foundations in Teaching (FiT)

Suitability: postgraduate researchers

This one-day programme aims to equip you with core skills and understanding to enable you to facilitate student learning in a range of small group teaching scenarios, including workshops, seminars and laboratory work.

First Steps in Student Education

Suitability: academic staff new to teaching and postgraduate researchers

In the First Steps programme, we focus on key elements of student education practice with a practical focus. The programme aligns with Descriptor 1 of the UKPSF and will consequently also be relevant to staff preparing an application for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Building Expertise in Student Education

Suitability: academic staff with at least two years’ teaching experience

The Building Expertise programme aligns with Descriptor 2 of the UKPSF and will consequently be relevant to staff preparing an application for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Everyday Inclusion in Everyday Teaching

Suitability: all staff and postgraduate researchers involved in teaching and supporting student education

How well do you know your students? Is it acceptable that some students have an advantage over others, because of their linguistic or cultural background, or the way they learn? Come find out. The University has recently committed to a baseline of inclusion in learning and teaching. This interactive scenario-based workshop will help you reflect on and share, your existing practice.

External online provision: LinkedIn Learning Pilot

As part of our institutional pilot, LinkedIn Learning provides flexible access to a wealth of resources to enhance your student education practice. There is an Inclusive Teaching collection (LinkedIn Learning) which includes courses on learning to teach online and making learning accessible. If you haven’t already registered, visit the LinkedIn Learning guide (IT Knowledgebase) to get started.

Additional resources

The Student Education Service (SES) website provides information about teaching and learning at Leeds, including governance, quality and policies. A useful starting point for an overview is the Student Education Handbook, produced collaboratively by OD&PL and the SES.

Find out more

If you have any questions about the above or our student education development in general, including our bespoke provision, please select from the following:

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