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Welcome to the Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE)

ILE is responsible for supporting the development of student learning, curriculum design, blended, flexible and distance learning; it also supports research capacity building as described below.

Changes to ILE

As of the 1st of August ILE has been restructured into four units. These are the Centre for Academic Practice (CAP), the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL), the Centre for Lifelong Learning, and the Research Policy Unit.   We are jointly located in MD150 on the first floor of the Harrison Learning Centre. Please feel free to drop in and talk to us.

Information and Resources

We run a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and a variety of workshops in Blended Learning and other areas of teaching. We also provide postgraduate training, doctoral supervision training and support for the Early Researcher Award Scheme and have a number of externally funded research and development projects. Click on the menu to the left to access information and resources in all these areas.

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ILE News and Events

Have a look at the ILE Blog for news and events within the department

Latest ILE updates:  

  • Enterprise and Employability Conference videos
    The videos and powerpoint slides from the Enterprise and Employability Conference are now available to view.
  • HEA Thematic Workshop,
    The workshop took place on the 17th July, The theme of the workshop was Employability: From pockets of good practice to University-wide dissemination and excellence. The videos and powerpoint slides from the workshop are now available.

Updates on the BLU Blog

Staff Support

We offer workshops, one-to-one and team support, as well as a programme in academic practice for colleagues new to university teaching - PG Cert in Academic Practice in H.E.

Postgraduate Programmes

We also support programmes for Postgraduate Research Students, the Research Supervisor Development Programme and Early Researcher Awards Scheme (ERAS).

Updated July 2013
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