Whilst many latest advances in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education may be gleaned from reading the literature, these are often untested and limited to small trials in very specific disciplinary groups, or organisations. As much may be learned from the top Higher Education Blogs and Websites that often enable practitioners to feed in their own experiences on the topic under discussion. The sites are a good starting place for getting ideas on how to enhance your own practices and the experiences of your students. A few of them are mentioned below.

Inside Higher Ed (insidehighered.com/blogs). This blog discusses aspects of inclusivity – from identities to conference food!

University World News/Higher Education News (universityworldnews.com) This blog provides recent news on Higher Education around the globe, particularly important if you are trying to develop overseas partnerships.

Faculty Focus/Higher Ed Teaching & Learning (facultyfocus.com ) This site publishes articles concerning impactful teaching strategies in both face to face and online learning.

Advance HE/ Blogs, analysis and updates (Advance-he.ac.uk/news and views)

WonkHE/ Higher Education policy, people and politics ( wonkhe.com ) This site publishes multiple blogs each week and has its fingers on the pulse of UK Higher Education

Teaching in Higher Ed ( teachinginhighered.com/blog) This blog provides ideas and resources to support you in everyday teaching and learning.


These are the organisations that the University has institutional subscriptions to, with further information on how to get access where applicable:

AdvanceHE (formerly the Higher Education Academy) – further information

Association for Learning Technology (ALT) – further information on how to join

Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) –  further information on how to join

Staff Educational Developers Association (SEDA) – Information coming soon.

If you use particularly useful sites or blogs, please let us know and we will add them to this page.