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Professional development events

The University of Suffolk offers a range of professional development opportunities to support staff involved in teaching and supporting learning. The schedule for the 2019-20 academic year is as follows:


Annual Learning and Teaching Days

We hold regular Learning and Teaching Days focused on the University's priorities.

Learning and Teaching events in the 2019/20 academic year will take place on:

  • Wednesday 18 December 2019 - Widening Participation and a Theory of Change

          To book a place please go to

  • Wednesday 5 June 2020

More details will follow

Post-event resources are provided below.
12 December 2018

The Suffolk Experience and Progression Strategy
Wednesday 13 December 2017

Extending our uses of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
Wednesday 14 December 2016

SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Guerilla Gigs 2019-20

Collegial and informal discussions on teaching and learning

All Guerilla Gigs run from 12:30 - 13:30 pm and are free to attend. No need to book, just turn up!

Gig Date Led by Room
2 October 2019 Alexander Latinjak W418
6 November 2019 Will Thomas W418
4 December 2019 Clare Gartland & Christine Smith W418
8 January 2020 Adam Whybray & Daniel Hayes W415
5 February 2020 Suzanna Pickering W419
4 March 2020 Fran Hyde W418
1 April 2020 Lee Cunnell W417
6 May 2020 Rob Ellis W419
3 June 2020 Zoe Grant W418
1 July 2020 Liz Williams W418


The gig on 6 November led by Will Thomas can be viewed here :

The gig in February 2020 led by Suzanne Pickering and Craig Martin can be viewed here:

The PASSPoRT Professional Accreditation Scheme

The University's PASSPoRT scheme consists of two main pathways (a qualificatory pathway and a CPD pathway) with related opportunities for developing and accrediting staff who teach and/or support students’ learning. The scheme is  accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and is explicitly aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UK PSF), thereby offering you the opportunity to gain an HEA Fellowship against one of 3 descriptors of the UK PSF. Further information on the scheme and associated professional development events can be found on our PASSPoRT webpage or from Christine Smith (