Wolverhampton Learning and Teaching Projects

The overall driver for all projects is about quality improvement for both staff and student learning and teaching We embrace aspects of innovation, as well as the learning experience for students.

Historians Reflect 

The Historians Reflect toolkit contains resources on history work placement reflection and reflective writing.

International Student and Education Partnerships (In-STEP)Transcultural-Research-2

The In-STEP project is funded by JISC as part of its Transformations Programme. The project aims to address the transition and orientation of international students into a blended learning environment, through the development of their digital literacies.

Wolverhampton infrastructure for Business and Community Engagement (Wi4BCE)

The Wi4BCE project is funded by JISC as part of its Transformations Programme. The project aims to improve the universities ability to provide a wider, flexible and responsive range of workforce development opportunities.

Global Citizenship as a Graduate Attribute: an ESRC Seminar Series

The ESRC seminar series is led by the University of Wolverhampton with partners from: The Institute of Education, London University, University of the Arts, University College London and Thames Valley University.

Disparities in Student Attainment (DISA)

The DISA Project is a joint study with Coventry University which will explore the gap between Black minority ethnic (BME) and white students across the two universities.

Digitally Enhanced Patchwork Text Assessment (DPTA)

The Digitally Enhanced Patchwork Text Assessment (DPTA) project will develop the use and effectiveness of digitally supported patchwork text assessments in a range of traditional academic subjects within different HEIs.

Learning to Teach Inclusively

The Learning to Teach Inclusively project will develop and deliver a 30 credit ‘tailor-able’ module entitled ‘teaching inclusively’ that may be taken by teaching and support staff as part of an accredited professional development programme.

ePortfolio Community of Practice (ePCoP)

The ePortfolio Community of Practice (ePCoP) project is a benefits realisation project that has been funded through JISC and will develop the work of the ePPSME project through fostering a community of practice for e-portfolio pedagogies for work-based and lifelong learning through a synthesis of existing practice. A web resource will be developed in collaboration with JISC infoNet. The project will work with the Centre for Recording Achievement, Pebble Learning and Academy Subject Centres to engage existing stakeholder communities to identify and engage with practitioners.

An e-Portfolio based Pedagogy for SMEs (ePPSME)

ePPSME is a JISC funded project that will provide the HE sector with reusable models and resources for an e-portfolio based pedagogy for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

What Works for Students?

The What works for students? project started as a result of looking into what affects the retention and progression of students across the university. The research focused on student perspectives on their studies and the skills they have gained while at university.

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The Graduate attributes project project aims to research the impact of the universities three graduate attributes on both the student  experience, and on learning and teaching.

HE5P Project

HE5P Project - Higher Education, Employer and Employee Engagement through E-portfolios
The HE5P project focused on work between the University and a number of employer partners contributing to current work practices and understanding of the use and implementation of e-portfolios for staff development and workplace learning. The final HE5P project report is now available to view.

CIEL - Critical Interventions for Enhanced Learning

Critical Interventions for Enhanced Learning (CIEL)is a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and is the largest learning and teaching initiative ever undertaken at the university, with a total of £4.5m in HEFCE funding. The initiative has now come to an end and will be replaced by a virtual policy centre.

Internal Mini Projects in Teaching and Learning

The Learning and Teaching projects were one year projects undertaken by individuals or small teams of staff, with the aim of developing a new approach to student learning within a module, a programme of study or perhaps even across a whole School.

Equitable Assessment for a Diverse Student Population

The Equitable Assessment for a Diverse Student Population ‘pilot study’ explored the ways in which first-year students from diverse backgrounds within two subjects (Education and Social Science) experienced assessment.

Learning and Teaching for Social Diversity

The Learning and Teaching for Social Diversity project explores ways of enhancing the learning and teaching environment to improve the academic engagement and participation of a diverse range of students, particularly in relation to differences in class and academic background, age, gender and ethnicity.

Pathfinder Project

The Pathfinder project was funded by the Higher Education Academy and built upon work at the University in embedding the use of electronic personal development planning (ePDP) with our learners. The aim of the Pathfinder project was extend the use of ePDP across all of our ten Schools.

Mobiles Enhancing Learning and Support (MELaS)teaching-area

Mobiles Enhancing Learning and Support (MELaS) was a JISC funded project focused on the usage of SMS within education. The University was one of the first HEIs to experiment with SMS and other forms of mobile learning and a programme of pilot modules, student surveys, technical trials and staff development has been underway to prepare for large-scale sustained deployment of SMS across the institution.


The University of Wolverhampton was the first in the UK to make an ePortfolio available to all staff and students. ePortfolios have become a hot topic during the last 18 months and Wolverhampton has led the way in developing and implementing ePortfolio technologies.

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for the future

WOLF has been the VLE used at the University for a number of years now. The VLE for the Future project is looking forward to enhancing WOLF to create a more flexible online learning environment that will continue to support our students' learning needs.