Group work

Educational Development

Teaching development programmes and qualifications

There are a range of teaching development programmes available suiting a range of staff who teach and/or support learning depending on their prior experience and current role. These programmes are designed to sit alongside your teaching practice. They encourage you to draw on insights and understanding from your colleagues, your students and research into teaching and learning in order for you to critically reflect on and improve your teaching.

Programmes are also accredited against the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF), meaning they lead to formal professional recognition for teaching.


Continuing professional development events and workshops

Are you interested to learn about what really works in practice? We coordinate a portfolio of events and masterclasses tailored to support colleagues to share and learn from one another. Events explore a variety of topics throughout the academic year.

These include lectures by leading educators and researchers, thematic sector insight seminars, and conference-style events that provide a platform for sharing and hearing about effective teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum practices at Lancaster and its strategic teaching partners.

Sharing practice

Curriculum design and development support

Effective curriculum design and development lies at the heart of a positive experience for our students. In your role you may be required to develop modules and programmes of study, or redevelop those that you have inherited. The Educational Development team offers advisory support in relation to pedagogic considerations for curriculum design.

This service is focused on supporting programme teams in devising pedagogically sound course design proposals for formal approval and re-approvals. Educational Developers are also available to offer input into periodic departmental Strategic Teaching and Learning Review processes.

Curriculum design

Strategic Teaching Partnerships

Educational development provide support to staff who teach Lancaster awards at our strategic teaching partnerships. This includes provision of the Postgraduate Certificate programme for academic staff, wider teaching development activities and workshops, and opportunities to share experiences and examples of effective teaching with colleagues working at Lancaster and in other partnerships settings.

We currently support our colleagues at Sunway University in Malaysia, Lancaster University Ghana, Lancaster University College at Beijing Jiaotong University in China and Leipzig.

Strategic Teaching Partnerships

Meet the Team

The Educational Development team possess a range of expertise in curriculum, learning, teaching, assessment, transnational education and inclusive teaching practice. We are committed to the continuous improvement of the culture and practice of teaching at Lancaster and its strategic partners.

Meet the Team

Related links...

Contact us

For all enquiries, please fill out this short form below.

Your details

Lancaster University will hold and use the information which you supply in line with our privacy policy. This will be used to contact you in response to your enquiry. We would also like to send you information which may be of interest to you and your organisation. Please email us at if you do not want to receive this information in the future.