Professional Development Series

CLT Professional Development sessions are being delivered via Microsoft Teams, throughout the academic year.  Please click on the tabs below to see what sessions are available.  EHU staff should email to book a place and receive the joining link.


October - December

Tuesday 6th October 2020, 13.00 – 14.00 (Via Teams)
Teaching Online – techniques, tips and traps
Pinar Robinson

Wednesday 21st October 2020, 13.00 – 14.00 (Via Teams)
D3 Workshop
Dr. John Bostock

Tuesday 3rd November 2020, 13.00 – 14.00 (Via Teams)
What makes group work ‘work’?
Helena Knapton

Wednesday 11th November 2020, 13.00 – 14.00 (Via Teams)
D2 Workshop
Dr. John Bostock

Wednesday 9th December 2020, 13.00 – 14.00 (Via Teams)
Providing Virtual Student Support
Dr. Jayne Garner

Wednesday 16th December 2020, 13.00 – 14.00 (Via Teams)
Rethinking First Year Assessment
Tony Turjansky

January - April

Tuesday 9th March 2021 – 13.00 – 14.00 (Via Teams)
Designing virtual field trips
Deborah Chirrey

Wednesday 10th March 2021 – 13.00 – 14.00 (Via Teams)
Enhancing the student experience: examples from the Foundation Year for Medicine
Dr. Peter Leadbetter

Wednesday 28th April 2021 – 13.00 – 14.00 (Via Teams)
Helen McNeill and Charlotte Moen

May - July

Wednesday 5th May 2021 – 13.00 – 14.00 (Via Teams)
Enabling access to higher education for young refugees and asylum seekers
Mike Stoddart

Tuesday 25th May 2021 – 13.00 – 14.00 (Via Teams)
Handling rejection in academia
Dr. Linda Kaye

June 2021
SOLSTICE and CLT Conference

July 2021
University Learning and Teaching Day


Writing 'Re-Treats'

We have merged all sessions (University generic and PGCert THE7003 specific module support) and everyone is welcome to join in online at any point during the day.

Friday 27th March, Friday 3rd April, Thursday 16th, Tuesday 21st April, Friday 24th April and all of our other #virtual writing days have been so well received that we have added new dates!

These are:

Monday 4th May, Monday 18th May, Monday 15th June, Tuesday 30th June and Thursday 9th July. 

Please note: Thursday 9th July: Please note the original focus was support for ACRE abstracts and papers however this conference has now been postponed.

So there is no need to register and you can join in at any point during the day. During the day please make sure you take regular breaks … stop and have a short walk and grab some fresh air! Remember to tweet pictures (@CLTatEHU), maybe share what you are working on, and if you would like to hook up with a friend for a #virtualcoffee

If you need any additional help of support please get in touch.

Kindest Dawne

( / @belld17)


Previous Writing Re-treat Information:

In conjunction with Bethan Garrett from the Faculty of Education we are hosting a series of 6 events to support anyone in need of a quiet and comfortable space to write. There is no need to book. Sessions are held in the Lodge (CLT) unless otherwise stated and are ‘drop in’. Free tea and coffee is available. Please bring your own device. The dates and times are:

Tuesday 21st April: Fully day. 9.00-4.00 in The Lodge

Monday 18th May: Afternoon. 12.00-4.00 in the Lodge

Monday 15th June: Morning. 9-00-12.30 in the Lodge

Thursday 9th July: Full day. 9.00- 4.00 venue tbc (focus and support for ACRE abstracts and papers)

PGCert THE 7003

In addition to our University writing ‘Re-Treats’ and use of the loft in the Catalyst, the Lodge meeting room (CLT) has been secured for you to work on your assignment from 10am to 2pm on the following dates:

Friday 27th March

Friday 24th April

Monday 4th May 

Friday  22nd May

These are bespoke writing sessions for those currently undertaking PG Cert THE 7003. The dates and times of these sessions are also published on the modules BB/VLE area. All sessions are in the Lodge. Again there is no need to book. Free tea and coffee is available. Please bring your own device.

If you have any enquiries, please email

Bespoke Support

Did you know that any of our staff development workshops and sessions can be adapted to become bespoke opportunities for your department?

If you would like to organise a bespoke session for your team, you are welcome to discuss this with the CLT Team.  Please email in the first instance with details of the session you would like, how many members of staff would be participating and any dates that you are looking at.

If you have any enquiries email