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Funding for your teaching and learning project

The Teaching and Learning Development Fund (TLDF) supports the development of new and existing teaching and learning initiatives and projects, in alignment with the direction set out by the University's Teaching and Learning Strategy 2018-2021.

The University Teaching and Learning Strategy 2018-2021 sets out the vision and ambition for the University and states that we will work towards that vision, in partnership with students, by focussing on two key strategic priorities over 2018-2021:

1. Delivering academic excellence through our new Curriculum Framework:

a. Reviewing our Curriculum to ensure our programmes align with our core academic and pedagogic principles, supporting our students to enable them to develop the essential attributes for 21st century lives, including:

i. Increasing student engagement with academic study through best practice approaches to supporting students to become independent learners.

ii. Evolving our approaches to teaching and learning, in particular incorporating the wider use of new Technology Enhanced Learning methods.

iii. Developing robust assessment practices and providing effective feedback, allowing students to continually improve their learning.

b. Developing our portfolio of programmes to diversify into new areas and delivery methods and consolidating provision where necessary to support growth and maintain sustainability.

2 Offering an outstanding student learning experience by:

a. Supporting all members of our increasingly diverse student body to participate positively in the University's teaching and learning community from transition through to completion.

b. Providing our students with the best possible curricular and co-curricular personal development opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential.

c. Equipping students with the aspirations, confidence and skills to become highly employable graduates who are sought after by employers, both nationally and internationally, and are able to respond to diverse opportunities and challenges.

Project proposals should be aligned with the Teaching and Learning Strategy, since selection panels will bear the Strategy in mind when making their decisions.

TLDF schemes

Teaching and Learning Enhancement Project (Previously the Mini Awards)

The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Project (TLEP) is open to all staff who are involved in teaching and learning and are looking for 'start-up' funding for a project.

PLanT Projects Scheme

PLanT projects are small-scale initiatives which address the enhancement of teaching and learning priorities as identified by students and staff working in partnership.

Teaching and Learning Innovation Funding

The T&L Innovation Funding scheme aims to support small-scale initiatives across the University that will enhance teaching and learning and/or the student experience.