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Academic Development Programme

The Academic Development Centre offers a range of opportunities for continuing professional development for staff who teach or support learning:

  • The Academic Development Programme is a series of workshops focused on issues in teaching and learning. The Programme offers content for staff at every stage of their career. Workshops cover core concepts in teaching and learning, advanced/innovative teaching techniques, curriculum design, and more.
  • The Academic and Professional Pathways (APPs) offer routes to accreditation by the Higher Education Academy, supported by taught sessions, workshops or mentoring. Which pathway is best for you will depend on your career stage, experience and responsibilities, and each pathway has eligibility requirements which are explained on the pages for the individual pathways (APP TE, APP EXP, APP PGR and APP TEL).

The Organisational Development Centre, based in University House, provides further development opportunities:

APP EXP Programme

The APP EXP Programme is designed to support colleagues who have registered on APP EXP and are working on their application for HEA professional recognition. Other staff who teach or support learning may wish to attend as part of their continuing professional development, bearing in mind that the main purpose of the workshops is to support APP EXP applications.

Shut Up and Write!

As a new addition to the Academic Development Programme for 2019-20, we will be running a series of SUAW! sessions. These provide a regular window of quiet writing time, without distractions, and with the motivational benefits of being part of a writing community. Click the link above to find out when and where the next meeting will take place, and come and join us!

Please note that attendance at a SUAW! session does not count towards the CPD requirement for the APP PGR.

Research Supervision Forum

The Research Supervision Forum is a new initiative for 2019-20, jointly organised by the Doctoral College and the Academic Development Centre. The intention is to have a forum event each term, and complementary workshops added to the Academic Development Programme as needs are identified.

Click here to register for the first Research Supervision Forum

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Spring Term, 2019-20
Teaching Philosophies and Philosophy of Education Wed 15th Jan 15:00 - 17:00 OC0.05
Efficient and Effective Feedback Wed 22nd Jan 15:00 - 17:00 OC0.05
Promoting Student Attendance Wed 5th Feb 15:00 - 17:00 OC0.05
Core Concepts for Module Design Wed 12th Feb 15:00 - 17:00 OC0.05
Student Participation in Large Group Settings Wed 19th Feb 15:00 - 17:00 OC0.05
Teaching Philosophies and Philosophy of Education Wed 26th Feb 15:00 - 17:00 OC0.05
Teaching Philosophies and Philosophy of Education Wed 25th Mar 15:00 - 17:00 OC0.05
Further workshop dates in March and April to follow
Autumn Term, 2019-20
Efficient and Effective Feedback Wed 16th Oct 15:00 - 17:00 OC0.05
Teaching Philosophies and Philosophy of Education Thu 31st Oct 14:00 - 16:00 H4.22
Promoting Student Attendance Wed 6th Nov 15:00 - 17:00 OC0.05
Student Participation in Large Group Settings Wed 13th Nov 15:00 - 17:00 OC0.05
Use of Voice and Caring for your Voice (title tbc)
with vocal coach Wendy Nieper
Wed 20th Nov 14:00 - 16:00 OC0.05
Teaching Philosophies and Philosophy of Education Thu 28th Nov CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 H4.22
Core Concepts for Module Design Wed 4th Dec 15:00 - 17:00 OC0.05
Teaching Philosophies and Philosophy of Education Thu 5th Dec 14:00 - 16:00 H4.22
Confidence in the Classroom and Beyond Fri 13th Dec 15:00 - 17:00 MB0.07

Propose a workshop for the Academic Development Programme

Is there an element of teaching and learning where you or your colleagues would like more support? Or an area of teaching and learning, higher education or pedagogy you would like to explore further? Or is there an aspect of your own practice you would like to share with colleagues across the university? If so, then please click the link above to get in touch, make a suggestion and discuss your ideas.

Abstract painting in blue and green with hyperlink to ADP schedule from 2018-19

Abstract painting in orange with hyperlink to resources from former workshops

Other Opportunities

The UK Council for Graduate Education's first Conference on Postgraduate Taught Education will take place here at the University of Warwick on 10th December 2019. The conference will feature papers covering a number of themes, including:

  • Transitions into and out of PGT (for example, pre-arrival, widening participation, employability, future research)
  • Student and Staff well-being (for example, building academic community)
  • International Student Experience
  • Innovations in teaching and assessment (for example, technology enhanced teaching)

Academic Development Moodle Space

This moodle space contains resources and activities designed to supplement the Academic Development Programme. Topics covered at the moment include inclusivity and feedback, and will be added to over time.

Click here.

Information for Staff on

Academic Probation

The mandatory courses:
  • Introduction to Research Supervision
  • Introduction to Research at Warwick
  • Role of the Personal Tutor

are now part of the APPTE pathway and are no longer available as separate workshops. If you need to attend one or more of these as part of your probation and are NOT taking part in the APPTE please contact appte at warwick dot ac dot uk for the next available dates.

Upcoming T&L Events

Contact us

If you would like to know more about our teaching practice support provision, if you can't find what you are looking for, or simply to discuss teaching and learning ideas, please contact the ADC team on

Academic Development Centre Feedback and Complaints Process.