The ExPERT Academy runs a number of programmes accredited by external organisations, details of which are provided below.

Postgraduate Research Supervision

This programme accredited by SEDA as part of their CPD framework, aims to develop and/or enrich research supervisors’ knowledge of, and professional practice in, postgraduate supervision. The programme offers an opportunity for participants to:

  • challenge their understanding of what it means to be a supervisor in the 21st century
  • think about their role as supervisors
  • understand how students learn
  • rethink their approaches to supervision
  • share experiences and practices

There is an emphasis on the development of reflective practice so that participants can use that ability to enhance their professional development and the students’ learning experiences.

A fee of £250 applies to participants who are not members of UWL.

The second edition of the programme to run between September and December 2019 is now opened. More information is available here.

Mentoring and Coaching for Supporting the Development of Academic Practice

The Mentoring and Coaching for Supporting the Development of Academic Practice course is accredited by SEDA as part of their CPD framework and is designed for practitioners who would like to act as mentors to colleagues.

The course will develop your skills in mentoring and coaching and will guide you in providing a collegial and supportive mentoring experience for your mentees. You will have the opportunity to put mentoring principles into practice, and experience both being mentored and acting as a mentor.

The course comprises four taught days, spaced over a period of four months, with activities and practice taking place in between sessions and guided by the online programme site.

All taught sessions must be attended and the assessment passed in order to obtain your qualification.

Dates for the next course will be published shortly on the Teaching Hub.

Fees apply to participants who are not members of UWL. For further information please email ExPERT-Academy@uwl.ac.uk

Advance UWL (UKPSF recognition framework)

UWL is accredited by Advance HE to provide recognition at D1-D4 of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). Currently access is only available to UWL staff and more detail can be found under the Staff Development tab on the Teaching Hub.