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Teaching Excellence Alliance achievements

Our latest achievements and details of our forthcoming events

The Teaching Excellence Alliance – Strategic Overview

June 18, 2018

The UK is well placed to benefit from the new industrial revolution – and universities that focus on professional and technical skills are crucial to delivering the skills employers need […]

What is the Teaching Excellence Alliance?

June 18, 2018

Alliance universities have developed areas of collective distinctiveness in learning and teaching which focuses on sustained student success in professional and technical education. The Teaching Ex...

For Students: What is the Teaching Excellence Alliance?

June 17, 2018

The Teaching Excellence Alliance (TEA) has been set up by members of University Alliance, of which your university is a member, in order to enhance and promote excellence in professional […]

Peer Review College

June 17, 2018

Teaching Excellence Alliance partners have been asked to nominate five colleagues from their institution to join the TEA Peer Review College as Members. This pack contains information to help with ...

Are you on the Peer Review College?

June 17, 2018

Welcome to the Peer Review College! You have been chosen by your institution because of your proven track record in teaching excellence. The idea behind the TEA Peer Review College […]

Continuous Professional Development

June 16, 2018

Teaching Excellence Alliance partners are asked to share existing, and create new, CPD for teaching staff and those that enable teaching, to provide support for staff members to enhance their [&hel...

Special Interest Groups

June 16, 2018

TEA CPD is generally a bottom-up activity – led by the needs and interests of practitioners in universities. To compliment this we want to encourage more top-down activity and think […]

Technical and professional excellence: Perspectives on learning and teaching – Afterword

November 3, 2017 | by Dr Sam Grogan

As we’re nearing the end of the first year of operations for the Teaching Excellence Alliance (TEA) it’s timely to engage in a little reflection, look at developments to date […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

UWE Bristol: Team Entrepreneurship

August 2, 2017

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...

Liverpool John Moores University: Fashion, history and racing

June 8, 2017

A multi-disciplinary learning experience delivered in partnership with the Museum of Liverpool, Channel 4 and The Jockey Club. What do students of fashion, history, fashion communications, film stu...

Teesside University: ExpoTees

June 8, 2017

ExpoTees is a live-action pitch and exhibition experience embedded in the curriculum, giving hundreds of students first-hand business experience. The School of Computing at Teesside University offe...

University of Huddersfield: Podiatry Clinic

June 8, 2017

Combining community services with clinical assessment experience Every year University of Huddersfield staff and students work in partnership with external clinicians and sector partners to provide...

University of Salford: BSc Civil Engineering

June 8, 2017

Pioneering a new Civil Engineering curriculum based around real-world design challenges co-created and assessed with employers and flexible online learning. With industry relevance and practical ap...

Mapping the roads to excellence

June 7, 2017 | by Dr Sam Grogan

In brief moments, I sometimes crave for an unattainable simplicity in life. But, through working with colleagues and students across the sector, I am continually reminded that it would be […]