Continuing Professional Development

HEFi offers a diverse range of exciting opportunities for continuous professional development and recognition. Our futures-focused CPD invites academic and professional services colleagues across the University to come together, learn from each other, and share best practice in teaching and learning.

Our CPD includes our innovative cross-disciplinary peer observation scheme (the Open Classroom) and face-to-face events that explore evidence-based teaching practice.

Opportunities for recognition include the HEFi Fellows and Scholars, and Advance HE. Take a look at what we have to offer below:

HEFi Showcase Series

The HEFi Showcase Series is our programme of continuing professional development events led by your peers who want to share their evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning.Conference photo1

Open Classroom Initiative

The Open Classroom initiative provides the opportunity to observe, or have others observe a particular element of teaching that staff are interested in or  would like to showcase.Phone recording2

HEFi CPD Groups

HEFi offers a Reading Group, Writing Group and Research Group as part of a suite of CPD opportunities.Person Reading1

The Inclusive Educator

This initiative is to support academic and professional services staff with ensuring all students feel they belong at UoB.Inclusive Educator image

HEFi Fellows and HEFi Scholars

HEFi offers two recognition awards for those staff who make a major and sustained contribution to excellence in leadership of research intensive teaching and learning across the University.A group photo of some HEFi Fellows and Scholars

Advance HE

The University is a member of Advance HE. Find out about the membership benefits available to University of Birmingham staff, including webinars, publications, and an online platform.AdvanceHE logo (2)