Department of Higher Education

The Department of Higher Education supports and promotes excellence in learning and teaching at the University of Surrey, through providing courses, workshops and development events for academic and academic-related staff. It fosters approaches to learning, teaching and educational policy that are informed by current research.

About us

The Department provides a framework for the teaching qualifications of academics, ensuring consistency of standards across the University.

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Professional development

The Department of Higher Education offers the MA in Higher Education. The MA programme is open to both internal and external applicants.

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Meet the team working within the Department of Higher Education at the University of Surrey and find out more about the Department.

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The Department runs several professional development events including Surrey ExciTeS (Excellence in Teaching Symposium) and the Pedagogic Frailty Symposium.

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SET framework

Surrey Excellence in Teaching framework provides two pathways for teaching and academic-related staff to progress to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

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Surrey assessment and learning lab

Learning lab conducts research into how we learn, how to assess learning products and processes, and how feedback brings about long-term gains.

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