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Innovation in teaching: tidy is good, so is untidy

October 20, 2017 | by Sir Michael Barber

Have you noticed, over the last 20 years or so, how landscape gardeners are much more willing than they were to let some quarters of London’s parks grow wild? I […]

The TEA Sandpit

October 19, 2017 | by Elizabeth Parkin

The UA Teaching Excellence Alliance staged a landmark event with our Sandpit on 12 and 13 September 2017. With over 60 people from across our member universities, we drew on a depth […]

The value of values

October 19, 2017 | by Elizabeth Parkin

On a recent #LTHE Tweetchat with the Teaching Excellence Alliance (TEA) leaders Sam Grogan and Graham Holden, people were reluctant to define excellence and not only because they only had […]

Programme Design: can the hare beat the tortoise?

October 19, 2017 | by Elizabeth Parkin

Some sectors set aside the tortoise approach to design a long time ago. In fast fashion and in computer software, for example, businesses and consumers have been reaping the benefits […]

Sheffield Hallam University: Criminology

October 17, 2017 | by Rachel Clarke

When the Criminology team at Sheffield Hallam University built a first year curriculum, it had a number of different goals: to raise student aspirations, welcome them as members of a […]

Helping hundreds of hurricane-hit students to return to university

October 16, 2017 | by Lisa Banks

Looking back on the last three weeks, I am once again reminded of how wonderful University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) staff are at working together to support the students’ experience […]

Take part in our 2017 Christmas card design competition

October 11, 2017 | by Rachel Clarke

Santa on his sleigh delivering presents around the globe. Citizens bringing gifts by train to neighbours in a nearby city. Woodland animals working together to decorate a festive tree. What […]

Gaining fresh energy for PhD studies

August 14, 2017 | by Catherine Kain

Catherine Kain, a PhD student in Planning from the University of South Australia, recently travelled to the UK and took part in the Doctoral Training Alliance Energy Summer School. She […]

UWE Bristol: Team Entrepreneurship

August 2, 2017 | by Rachel Clarke

Business degree embraces innovative teaching model which avoids the traditional classroom format Bristol Business School’s Team Entrepreneurship programme is one of the first business degrees to em...

Producing researchers ready for the real world

July 20, 2017 | by Joshua Hastings

PhD students from the UK and Australia recently gathered at our annual Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) summer schools. The events give research students the opportunity to bond as a distinct [&hel...