Are you looking for inspiration in your teaching and would like the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others? At EDLAB our goal is to provide you with various opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills relevant to your education, in collaboration with other UM teaching staff.

Our new CPD catalogue is currently under development ready for the official launch in September 2019. In the meantime we are piloting some new activities which are free for you to take part in so long as you are willing to provide us with some feedback on your experiences. This feedback will be invaluable in the development of our future programme. Below is a list of some activities under development. Those currently available to you have a registration link under them, which you can use to find the schedule and other details.  Please note that if fewer than six participants sign up to any given event, we may be required to postpone.

If you have ideas for other training opportunities you would like to see in the future, please let us know by emailing

Upcoming training

Education that Moves You

An Introduction to Standing Tutorials

25 Feb and 11 March 09:00-10:45

Our Education That Moves You initiative aims to turn the classroom into a more dynamic space to improve the student learning experience during tutorials.  Standing tutorials can create a more active and lively environment and be a healthier way to experience education.  Every UM faculty has its own standing tutorial room and we are here to offer advice on how best to use this kind of space in your teaching and also offer workshops on this topic. Click here to learn more about this topic or register below for an upcoming workshop

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Fostering students’ employability, wellbeing and resilience

2 hour interactive workshop
27 March 13:30-15:30

For all those responsible for academic advising, one-to-one mentoring or supervising individual students regarding their personal and academic development.   In this interactive workshop you will discuss various cases and find out more about possible support and services available to help both you and your students.

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Blended learning course design and activating teaching methods

2 hour interactive workshop
9 April 15.00-17.00

What exactly is Blended Learning and what does it offer you and your students? How can it be incorporated into our PBL education? And how can you go about designing a course using blended methods?
This session will answer these questions, delving into this somewhat ambiguous concept and making it clearer how you can incorporate blended methods into your teaching activities.

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EDx: The EDLAB Educational Exchange programme

EDLAB are setting up a new peer reflection and exchange experience. Take time out to attend a class, skills training, workshop, seminar or practical session run by another UM colleague. Exchange different ideas for addressing education and think about different approaches to your classroom.
A pilot of this Exchange Programme will run between February and June 2019 and involves a short in-take interview, peer-matching process, teaching observation experience and a closing reflection session over lunch.  To sign up as a participant in this pilot, follow the link below which will take you to a short in-take questionnaire.
Register your interest

EDLunches: Coming soon

When you have a heavy teaching load, it’s hard to find a full morning or afternoon to attend formal training activities.  That’s why we want to offer a more informal chance for you to hear about the latest educational practices in a relaxed setting with colleagues from other faculties.  We are currently planning a series of educational lunches (EDLunches) where you can come together to hear and discuss new teaching ideas with likeminded colleagues.  If you are interested in sharing your experiences at such an event, please contact us.
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Previous trainings

Creating and using rubrics for assessment

12 February, 2019.
For those wanting to know more about the creation and use of rubrics for assessing student work (examiners, course coordinators, board of examiner members, tutors).

Our CPD Team

Donna Carroll

CPD Coordinator


Jenni Black

CPD Assistant