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Lancaster University Oed

Lancaster University Oed

Welcome to Organisation and Educational Development

OED supports the professional and career development of Lancaster staff. We work with Faculties, Divisions and departments to ensure that all staff can access relevant and appropriate development that benefits both the individual and the University. We support teaching and learning enhancement, leadership and management training, researcher development, job skills development and personal effectiveness in work roles. These pages provide a handy guide to what we offer in 2016/17.

For general enquiries, please email OED or ring Jean Bennett (ext 10628).

Sharing Practice Events

Please see the Sharing Practice area for full details

PDR project:

For information regarding the current PDR review project

Educational Development

OED facilitate a range of programmes, events and resources about teaching and curriculum design. These include taught programmes of development for academic staff, postgraduates who teach, and colleagues involved in supporting learning. Some programmes and pathways are certified, and can also lead to professional recognition of teaching. Effective teaching practices are shared via events and resources covering topics such as curriculum & assessment design, feedback, teaching groups, technology enhanced learning, and internationalisation.

For enquiries please contact OED directly.

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)

Structure and Focus of PGCAP | Transition Pathways | Module Timetables & Registration | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

PGCAP is an in-service programme designed to support offer initial teaching development of university staff. The programme is accredited by the Higher Education Academy against the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in HE (UKPSF). It is aimed for colleagues who have substantive teaching and learning support responsibilities including module and/or programme design and development.

For further information please contact OED

Lancaster Professional Programme


Who is it for?

The Lancaster Professional Programme is open to all members of administrative, technical and manual staff of the University, but is particularly relevant to those within grades 1-6.


The programme aims to enhance the fundamental skills of professional life at Lancaster and provide opportunities to interact with colleagues from across the professional services community. The Professional Programme consists of a series of half-day workshops that can be attended on a stand-alone basis or as a whole programme (see below for details). These can also be combined with other forms of professional development.

Development Awards

The programme offers the opportunity for you to work towards a Bronze, Silver and Gold non-accredited development award. The awards offer the opportunity for you to signal your commitment to your professional development and to receive institutional recognition for your work.’Development Events’ can take any form of development, such as:

• Participation in the development events within the Lancaster Professional Programme or other OED development events

• Participation in internal or external events that enable professional networking opportunities e.g. conferences, external courses, professional qualifications etc. • Volunteering or job shadowing • Mentoring • Other professional development agreed as part of PDRWhen you have successfully completed all three award levels you will be offered a one to one coaching session to establish your development from this point.

To be eligible for the above awards, you will need to: i) Complete the reflective journal to record the events undertaken and the learning you gained from each of them. Use a separate journal for each development event/activity. You might like to share this with your mentor/critical friend.Please refer to Planning your Personal and Professional development for help with writing your refelctive statements.

ii) Write a short statement (no more than one side A4) that describes the overall benefit/impact that the events listed in your log have had on your role. This statement should then be signed and endorsed by your line manager, before sending it to OED at any point in the year.

Induction and tutorial

If you are interested in working towards an award in the Professional Programme. We are shortly holding short workshops throughout the year to explain what is required and to support you in writing a reflective statement.This mandatory workshop will introduce you to the scheme, explore the learning cycle and help you to develop your own professional development plan. Advice and guidance will also be given to help you complete your reflective journal or writing the short statement of impact.

Moodle site.To find out more or to book a place, please email OED and tell us which date you would like.

The Lancaster Professional Programme Workshops

Other development considerations

For more information, please email OED