Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

These sessions are aligned the University’s forthcoming strategic priorities.

They will be led by staff with broad pedagogical expertise, as well as staff in the subject areas with experience of successfully applying concepts and developing innovations in their subject areas.

All sessions will take place on Zoom (unless otherwise mentioned). Where possible and appropriate, recordings will be made available here on the CPD page afterwards.

Sessions are open to all University of Glasgow staff, including GTAs.

If you have any questions, or suggestions for topics you'd like to see covered either this coming year or in the future, contact

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Student-Centred, Active Learning

Thu 18 Feb 11-12noon Lessons from Failures in Remote Learning Joseph Maguire (Computing Science) Info & booking
Thu 25 Mar 2-3pm Work Related Learning: Transferable Skills development at The Hunterian Ruth Fletcher, Jesper Ericsson, Anne Dulau (Hunterian) & students Info & booking
Tue 27 Apr 2-3pm Teaching with Hackathons Hannah-Louise Clark (IHW) & Lisa DeBruine (Psychology) Info & booking
Thu 6 May 2 -3:30pm Intro to Active Learning Vicki Dale Info & booking
Thu 11 May 1-2:30pm Refresher: Digital accessibility - Making your digital content better for all Drew McConnell (Digital Accessibility Working Group) Info & booking
Tue 18 May 1-2pm Using Teams with large classes: organisation, engagement and interaction Andrew Hoolachan (Urban Studies) Info & booking
Thu 27 May 1-2pm Embedding Employability in the Curriculum Maxine Swingler (Psychology), Dickon Copsey (College of Social Sciences), & Gail Angus (Careers Service) Info & booking 

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Thu 25 Feb 12 - 1 pm Preparing to do Scholarship, and Writing an Ethics Application Nathalie Sheridan & Michael McEwan Info & booking
Tue 16 Mar 1 - 2.30 pm Methods: Coding Qualitative Data Nicole Kipar Info & booking
Thu 22 Apr 1 - 1.45 pm Designing Conference Posters, Print and Digital: Going Beyond the Standard Template Scott Ramsay Info & booking 
Thu 29 Apr 2 - 3.30 pm Methods: Designing Questionnaires Vicki Dale Info & booking 


Skills Development

Tue 09 Feb 2-3pm Getting Students Talking: Lessons from Second Language Acquisition Literature  Anneli Williams (EAP) Info & booking
Fri 12 Feb 2-3pm Making Your Lectures More Accessible to Students Using English as a Second Language Anneli Williams (EAP) Info & booking
Wed 17 Feb 2-3pm Interpreting Turnitin Reports with your Students to Develop their Academic Writing Scott Ramsay & Julia Bohlmann Recording pending - click here to be notified when available
Thu 25 Feb 2-3pm Reading Academic Texts: Addressing Challenges Second Language Readers Face Carole Macdiarmid (EAP) Info & booking
Thu 04 Mar 1:30 - 2:30 pm International Students and Plagiarism: Cultural Differences and Setting Expectations Julia Bohlmann Info & booking

Curriculum and Assessment

Tue 23 Mar 2-3pm Linking Up Assessments to Make Feedback Meaningful: An Introduction to Assessment Blueprinting Kim Wilder Info & booking
Tue 20 Apr 2-3pm Assessing your Assessment: Creating Inclusive Assessment Tasks Kim Wilder Info & booking
Tue 04 May 2-3pm Rubrics to the Rescue? How the Use of Rubrics Can Enhance Assessment of Student Learning and Provision of Feedback Kim Wilder Info & booking
Tue 11 May 2-3pm Designing Meaningful Assessment to Promote Academic Integrity and Prevent Plagiarism Kim Wilder Info & booking
Wed 19 May 2-3pm High-Stakes Assessments: Balancing, Spreading and Mitigating their Impact Kim Wilder Info & booking


RET Fellowship

RET (Recognising Excellence in Teaching) is the University of Glasgow’s CPD framework, which aims to provide development opportunities as well as professional recognition of expertise in teaching and supporting learning.

A series of workshops is available after registration with RET to support you in your application for recognition:

Introduction to the RET framework
Peer observation of teaching
Writing about teaching
Professional values
Evaluating your teaching
Identifying evidence and engaging with scholarship
Influencing others and demonstrating effectiveness
Demonstrating strategic leadership of teaching/supporting learning in Higher Education
RET writing workshops (information available from RET coordinator)

The first step is to attend an introductory workshop. Full information is available on the RET webpages.

Annual Learning & Teaching Conference

Further to our series of CPD sessions, one of our major CPD events is the Annual University of Glasgow Learning & Teaching Conference, held each year in the Spring. 

The latest information is always available at

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2020-21 Learning & Teaching
CPD Series