InForm: a journal for international foundation programme professionals

InformInForm is the journal of teaching and learning related practice for members of the academic community associated with International Foundation Programmes (IFPs). It is produced under the auspices of the International Foundation Programme at the University of Reading with the aim of publishing articles from the wider IFP sector. Copies of InForm can be downloaded below.

Call for Papers – InForm Journal Issue 21

We are currently accepting articles for Issue 21of InForm which is due to be published in March 2022.

The deadline for submitting an article for Issue 21 is 10 January 2022.

With the year coming to an end, we hope you can take a moment to look back and consider what developments in teaching and learning and student support you might like to share with colleagues.

We have standard articles of 1000–1500 words and shorter articles of 500 to 1000 words in our new InForm Exchange section of the journal.

The theme of the conference and therefore the title of Issue 21 of InForm is Student Support and experience: In and outside the classroom.

We are not limiting submissions to the conference theme and encourage you to submit any article that is relevant to international foundation programmes and pathways, whether that’s teaching developments, student support or programme design and management. If you do wish to stay in keeping with the conference theme possible topics to explore (but not limited to) are:

  • Student support and experience
  • Learning (in and outside the classroom)
  • Transition
  • Diversity
  • Building communities
  • Teaching and tutorials
  • Admissions and Compliance
  • Recruitment

Equally, articles do not have to be focussed on developments over the last year and we are interested to hear of longer running initiatives and projects you may wish to report on. We do request however, that all submissions are related to international foundation programmes (IFP). This does not exclude articles on other programme types, but the connection and relevance to IFPs must be made clear.

Please send your papers to and be sure to read the writers guide.

InForm Writers Guide

InForm Conference Online 2021 

Join other IFP professionals at the annual InForm conference, which this year is hosted by University of Kent. This excellent online event provides an opportunity to learn about developments and innovation in the sector and share best practice with other dedicated individuals. 

Date: Friday 9 July 2021.

Theme: Student support and experience: In and outside the classroomInForm YouTube video

More information about the conference can be found on the InForm Conference page and the value of InForm conferences is presented in this short video:

InForm YouTube Video 



Download InForm

Please download the latest issue below. Past issues are available on the Download InForm page.

Latest Issue:

InForm Issue 20

InForm Issue 20:  April 2021

Theme: Teaching and learning developments in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

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Inside Issue 20:

  • Student text chat in the online IFP classroom
  • Maximising student engagement in pre-recorded lectures
  • The cycle of engagement - ways to engage students more effectively in online lessons
  • Adapting Foundation EAP in a pandemic: Finding the right asynchronous-synchronous balance 
  • Ensuring high-stakes language assessment remains secure when moving online
  • Creating sustainable feedback through online dialogic feedback loops and a Student Self-RAG Rating 
  • Foundation students' perception towards giving and receiving peer assessment
  • An IFY Statues Project: Situated Learning Online
  • Using an escape room to develop transferable skills
  • Overcoming the remote in remote learning: the value of community in the virtual classroom
  • Comparing the reading and listening vocabulary size of foundation students
  • An experiential learning approach to oral presentations
  • Wordwall vs Kahoot: The game-based learning battle
  • Harmonising progression and qualification requirements for foundation students at a UK HE Institution
  • My digital transformation: applications for the mathematics classroom during and beyond the pandemic
  • Asynchronous lecture content recording for mathematics using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)
  • Introducing an online reflective portfolio to evidence progress in Academic English
  • Bypassing Blackboard: creating a new digital study space
  • Show & Tell - an underrated activity
  • What the BALEAP TNE SIG could do for you
Past issues are available on the Download InForm page.

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Join the InForm discussion list. The list is hosted by JISCmail and is open to all members of the academic community associated with IFPs.

In order to subscribe to this list, please visit and choose the subscribe option. 

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