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 26th January 2021 – 13.00 – 14.00 (Via Teams)
Further developing inclusive practice within an academic department
Rachael Sackville-Jones

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)
Getting the best out of everyone through coaching (Coaching conversations)
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 11th May 2021 – 13.00 – 14.00 (Via Teams)
Using the Mumford Method of Academic Writing as a form of Assessment for Learning
Dr. Chris Lawton

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'

In conjunction with Bethan Garrett from the Faculty of Education we are delighted to announce, because of their continued success, we are once again able to host a series of bespoke ‘Writing Re-Treats’ to support you with your writing! Designed to support all staff (including those preparing for publication or conference presentation, PhD candidates, GTAs and those completing Module THE7003 on our PGCert) previously sessions were held in the Lodge (CLT) with free tea and coffee available, but sadly at the moment until we are advised otherwise we are unable to offer physical events, so are continuing with our virtual activities!

These workshops are designed to be flexible, hence there is no need to book, and you can drop in and out of them at any time during the day.


  • There is no need to register
  • 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, please tag @CLTatEHU and @EHU_FOE, and of course please tag in any other twitter addresses you wish. 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 or support please get in touch, you can email or email us direct.

Kindest Dawne and Bethan
(Dr. Dawne Irving-Bell, CLT and Bethan Garrett, FOE)

(@belld17 and @bethan_garrett)

The dates for 2020/20121 are scheduled as follows*:

Friday 25th September. Full Day. 9.00-4.00

Monday 12th October. Full Day. 9.00-4.00

Friday 30th October. Full Day. 9.00-4.00

Thursday 12th November. Half Day 1.00- 4.00 (PGCert THE7003 Ethics Support)

Friday 20th November. Full Day 9.00-4.00 (PGCert THE7003 Ethics Support)

Friday 4th December. Full Day. 9.00-4.00

Tuesday 5th January. Full Day. 9.00-4.00

Wednesday 27th January. Full Day. 9.00-4.00

Tuesday 16th February. Full Day. 9.00-4.00

Wednesday 31st March . Full Day. 9.00-4.00

Monday 12th April. Full Day. 9.00-4.00 (PGCert THE7003 Writing Support)

Thursday 27th May.  Half Day 1.00- 4.00

Wednesday 9th June. Full Day. 9.00-4.00

Friday 16th July. Full Day. 9.00-4.00

*Please note if necessary some dates may change, also additional dates may be added, for example to offer additional support.

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