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How we support you

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of Suffolk is committed to ensuring all those directly involved in supporting students' learning have access to a range of opportunities for continuing professional development.

We also sponsor enhancement focussed task and finish groups each year which enable us to collectively focus on areas of practice which will enhance the experience of staff and students within our community. 

If you would like to offer a seminar or workshop for our calendar or suggest additional activities, please do email CELT. 

Our approach

The CELT CPD programme has been strategically designed to support and challenge staff involved in different aspects of the student learning journey to provide high quality learning, teaching and assessment experiences. The content has been carefully developed to offer flexible opportunities to engage with CPD, and the CELT CPD programme is a key vehicle in helping us realise the strategic priorities as detailed in our Strategy for Learning, Teaching and Assessment 2023-2030. The CELT CPD programme has been developed in alignment with our Learning, Teaching, and Assessment strategy and the content designed to ensure promotion and embedding of the Professional Standard Framework (2023) and Inclusive Education Framework (2023)

Design features

Research informed and employer engaged Professional learning experiences designed to promote outstanding practice for research, innovation, scholarship, professional practice and / or employer engagement, to enhance the student experience and promote educational gain
Championing teaching excellence A range of developmental opportunities to empower staff to deliver a consistently excellent and transformative student experience through creative, inspiring, and stretching delivery and supportive learning environment
Inclusive and collaborative Collaborative professional learning experiences to drive contemplation and implementation of transformative approaches for building community and belonging through inclusive culture
Personalised and active Explore innovative approaches to enable and encourage independent learning
Digitally enabled Enrich the student learning experience and design programmes to ensure all of our students can benefit from a high quality digitally enabled learning environment.

Development activities

The CELT CPD programme is designed so that there is a general offer for any member of staff who supports and / or delivers learning, teaching and assessment. We have also identified some activities which are especially beneficial for - or are designed specifically for Module Leaders, Course Leaders, those teaching on Apprenticeships or lecturers new to the University. These are defined as "Professional Pathways". 

Activities will be delivered throughout the year to allow time to regularly reflect upon organisational priorities and to ensure parity with contemporary work across the HE sector. Whilst a variety of professional learning experiences have been identified as essential for supporting enhancement of the student learning experience and appear on the CPD menu, the frequency and content of the sessions may be modified throughout the year in response to emergent training needs, session popularity and to ensure content is up-to-date