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Developing and Enhancing T&L: The Academic Development and Enhancement Team (ADE)

Who we are:

The Academic Development and Enhancement Team (ADE) leads in championing teaching and learning at the University of Reading. We work with colleagues across the institution to create a thriving community where teaching excellence underpins student success.

What we do:

We provide pedagogic expertise, advice and guidance based on evidence, scholarship and experience of the local and wider context.

We inform the strategic direction of teaching and learning within the institution and facilitate the translation of policy into practice.

We empower colleagues to develop and succeed professionally and promote a culture that values, recognises and rewards excellent practice.

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Browse the different opportunities available to staff members

Teaching & Learning Programme

We run a schedule of events that provide staff members with the opportunity to discover, learn and collaborate on new teaching & learning practices across the university.

Gaining higher education academy fellowship (flair)

Our Advance HE accredited FLAIR Framework (Facilitating Learning and Teaching Achievement and Individual Recognition) supports both new and experienced staff involved in teaching and supporting learning at Reading.

Curriculum framework

Guidance and resources to support curriculum design and review in the light of the Curriculum Framework.

Awards & recognition

To recognise the achievements of staff members and reward their hard work in improving Teaching & Learning, the University and Reading Students' Union run a number of annual award schemes.

Funding your T&L Project

If you have a teaching and learning project in mind, or you are looking to develop a new initiative in line with the University's Teaching and Learning strategy, there may be funding available to you.

T&L Exchange

Sharing teaching and learning experience through project reports, case studies and informal accounts.

Communities and Networks

Details regarding the main teaching and learning communities at the University of Reading.

Evaluation and Impact

Evaluation and Impact at Reading: For Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience.

Academic Tutor Toolkit

Support and Guidance for Academic Tutors.

Student Academic Transitions Toolkit

This toolkit has been set up to share information and good practice for staff on how to support our students as they join the university and progress on to the next parts of their programmes.

Contact us

To find out more about teaching and learning at the University of Reading, please contact:

The Centre for Quality Support and Development (CQSD)


Telephone: +44 (0) 118 378 7097