The Centre for Learning and Teaching works with colleagues across the university and its partner colleges to improve the student learning experience.  We offer informal consultancy to individuals and course teams, professional development through courses, seminars and online resources, and run a variety of events and conferences such as the annual  Learning & Teaching Conference.  We also undertake educational research projects, some externally funded, others internally commissioned by the University, and contribute to the development of institutional and national policy.

In collaboration with Information Services the Centre for Learning and Teaching has developed the Digital Literacies Framework which will support the university's digital transformation.

You can find more information about each of these areas of activity through the links or by using the search box. Please contact the CLT office (details at bottom of each page) if you would like to discuss any aspect of your teaching.

Higher Education Academy Enhancement events - 2014/-15

Committed to learning and teaching? Join us at our UK-wide series of enhancement events this year

Second event 13 October 2014 - Inspiring connections: preparing students to contribute to a globally connected society

Internationalisation remains a core focus for UK HE, and is the theme for our second learning and teaching enhancement event, which takes place on Monday 13 October at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh.

Our keynote speaker, Robin Middlehurst, Professor of Higher Education at Kingston University, will address core issues around internationalisation, including how HE can provide and promote a high quality learning experience for all students studying UK higher education programmes.

Many of the event’s workshops will focus on our Internationalisation framework and how it can be used to support and develop delegates’ curriculum design and teaching practice. These include ‘Designing curricula that prepare students for a globally connected world’ and ‘Preparing 21st century graduates to live in and contribute responsibly in a globally interconnected society’.

HEA enhancement events are aligned to the UKPSF, and many are tailored to the needs of individual discipline communities. This event includes a new-to-teaching workshop for those who started substantive teaching duties within the last two years in physical sciences, biosciences and related STEM disciplines.

Find out more and book your place on the event page here.

The HEA is running 15 one-day learning and teaching enhancement events, designed to meet the needs of all higher education learning and teaching. Find out about the first six events here.


First event 2 October 2014 - Moving with the times: Continuing professional development for changing academic careers

This year the HEA is running 15 one-day learning and teaching enhancement events, designed to meet the needs of all higher education learning and teaching professionals. Each of the events will:

  • present the latest HEA research into learning and teaching;
  • launch new and updated frameworks and initiatives to help implement work within the four workstreams at departmental, institutional and sector level;
  • disseminate practical toolkits and professional development support for individual practice.

You will hear from strategic thinkers and keynote presenters speaking on one of the current key issues in higher education. Delegates will also have the opportunity to take part in workshops or join a masterclass related to the event theme, or increase their knowledge and understanding by attending either a new-to-teaching workshop or writing retreat while at the event.

HEA enhancement events are aligned to the UKPSF, which means your professional development will be enhanced. And many are tailored to the needs of individual discipline communities.

Book your place on the first event, Moving with the times: Continuing professional development for changing academic careers, 2 October 2014, Leicester here.

Our events for 2014 are below. Details of events in 2015 will become available shortly.

  • Inspiring connections: Preparing students to contribute to a globally connected society, 13 October 2014, Edinburgh
  • Acknowledging success: The reward and recognition of teaching in a shifting higher education landscape, 29 October 2014, London
  • The full picture: The journey from listening to partnership in student engagement, 12 November 2014, York
  • Ways of knowing, ways of learning: Innovation in pedagogy for graduate success, 27 November 2014, London
  • Successful students: enhancing employability through enterprise education, 4 December 2014, Wales

University of Brighton

Annual Pedagogic Research Conference


Friday February 6th 2015

This is a reminder that the University’s Annual HE Pedagogic Research Conference will be held on Friday 6th February 2015 on the Falmer Campus. If you are interested in offering a contribution to the conference, please read the information below.

Information for contributors

The conference aims to provide a friendly, informal environment in which colleagues from the University and its partner colleges can discuss research matters and share their experience. Offers of seminars, presentations or workshop sessions relating to the following themes will be particularly welcome:

    improving participation, retention and progression

    enhancing teaching, learning, assessment or achievement at all levels of HE

    curriculum development

    transition into and trajectories through HE

    relations between HE and learning in other settings, including work and the community

    the ‘student experience’

    research methodology.

We encourage presentations of work-in-progress, which we find often provide the most interesting conference sessions.

There is no preferred style or method of presentation, but we would particularly like to encourage you to include opportunities for discussion in your session. The length of each session is usually 45 minutes. Alternatively, if you would prefer to make a poster or other visual presentation, these will also be very welcome.

You are welcome to discuss your idea initially with Adrian Chown in the Centre for Learning and Teaching (on extension 4551 or email A.M.Chown@brighton.ac.uk). The closing date for proposals is Friday 21st November 2014.

Link to submission form