EduExe Series

We are excited to launch a sequence of interactive sessions to support the development and progression of staff at Exeter. The topics reflect the University’s strategic learning and teaching priorities, and include suggestions from Exeter staff. The EduExe Series aims to be dynamic, reflective and to address authentic issues in teaching practice. Most sessions will be hands on; we want participants to go away with practical tools to use or reflect upon. Most of all, we want to create and foster collaborative communities of practice. The themes are:

  • Assessment and feedback
  • Active Learning
  • Inclusivity and well-being
  • Technology

This series is for colleagues who are interested in learning about support and teaching, regardless of their contract type or position. 

If you wish to be added to the mailing list for the series, please email:

 Spring 2020

"What can Strictly Come Dancing teach us about feedback and assessment?" Dr Matthew Williamson, University of Glasgow, 22 January, 13:30-15:30, Newman Collaborative LT (C/D). Please book here

Using video in teaching - 12 February 2020 - more details coming soon

New Spring and Summer Terms calendar comimg soon!

Autumn 2019

Active Learning? Tell me more! Steps and practical examples. 24th October, 14:30 - 16:00, WSL 234

Finding your voice and claiming your place. 31st October, 13:30 - 15:00, Forum Seminar room 12

How to bring PBL in your classroom: an introduction. 12th November, 14:30 - 16:00, WSL 234

Look after your brain: Introduction to mindfulness based cognitive training (MBCT). 22 November, 10:00 - 11:30, Amory B106

Academic Personal Tutoring

Every taught student at the University of Exeter is assigned a tutor to provide support for their academic development and progress, and as the first port of call for pastoral guidance. Tutors are not expected to be a specialist advisor but they do have an important role in the themes of transitionprogress and realising ambition

Tutoring Resources:

Academic Personal Tutoring Guides

Tutoring Guide 2019-20 Exeter  and Tutoring Guide 2019-20 Cornwall 

Quick Guides

Quick Guide 2019-20 Exeter and Quick Guide 2019-20 Cornwall

Resource Collabatory

Tutoring Resources for Academic Personal Tutors ELE page 

Policies and Procedures

Academic Personal Tutoring: code of good practice

Training and Development for Tutors:

In-class workshops

Appropriate for both new and experienced staff members, and can be booked through  Learning and Development 

Online  training

Short courses outlining good practices in Academic Personal Tutoring:

1.0 - Roles and Responsibilities of Academic and Personal Tutors
2.0 - Being an Effective Tutor
3.0 - Personal and Academic Tutoring Case Studies
4.0 - Taking Care of Yourself

Using the MyProgress Dashboard


Policy/procedure specific courses:

Supporting Students: Mental Health Wellbeing, and the HWSS Procedure
Unsatisfactory Student Progress and Engagement (USPE)

Discipline specific training

Additional customised sessions can be requested in Disciplines and Colleges through contacting the Academic Development Team

Doctoral Supervision

The Academic Development team have developed a range of resources to support academics who are currently supervising PGRs or will be soon. These can be found on the Doctoral College website alongside other materials for PGRs and those who support them. 

Customised sessions can be requested for particular Disciplines and Colleges by contacting the Academic Development Team directly.

Annual Review of Teaching Scheme (ARTS)

1. What is the Annual Review of Teaching Scheme?
Annual Review of Teaching is the mandatory process designed for all staff at the University of Exeter who teach, supervise, assess and/or support learning, to review and reflect on your practice.

For full information on how to complete an Annual Review of Teaching, please refer to the Annual Review of Teaching - September 2019‌.

2. What does the scheme aim to do?
Its overall purpose is to enable you to develop your education practice, by engaging with peers to provide you with constructive and critically reflective feedback and by looking together at new ideas and possibilities together.

3. What does it involve?
The Annual Review of Teaching is mandatory and requires you to engage in a formal ‘Annual Review of Teaching’ activity, which you must undertake during the academic year.

4. What kinds of review of teaching can I engage in for this scheme?
There are two options available to you:

OPTION A) a peer observation of a taught session or supervision meeting;

OPTION B) a peer discussion or review of an identified area of practice: for example, developing a new learning resource or approach; giving feedback to students; use of the ELE virtual learning environment.  Option B could be a group activity and has many possible areas of focus.

5. How is this recorded?
You should report on your chosen activity using the appropriate Record form for either Option A or Option B. The forms should be completed at the time of the review and submitted immediately to your PDR reviewer. You should discuss outcome of your activity as part of the PDR process. The deadline for completing this process each year is 1st August.

In addition, you will need to access the following forms: 

Option A: peer observation

Option B: discussion on an aspect of teaching practice

6. How can I comment on any areas I'd like the University to know about? 

The feedback sections on the forms invite you to highlight and share identified areas of good teaching-realted practice. They also provide you with a specific opportunity to alert your College?service to any education-related issues that you would like the University to be made aware of. 

7. Can I get any professional recognition for engaging in this scheme? 

Engagement with the Annual Review of Teaching Scheme can be used as evidence to support an ASPIRE/HEA fellowship application. Specifically, ARTS provides evidence of UK PSF dimension of practice A5: Engage in continuing professional development in subjects/disciplines and their pedagogy, incorporating research, scholarship and evaluation of professional practices.



Writing Spaces

Whatever you're writing, this dedicated and structured space will give you the time to make progress in a supportive environment; we encourage the sharing of writing experiences and create a community of practice by blending quiet email-free writing time with short creative exercises designed to support you as you write.

Please bring all materials needed to write (articles, previous drafts, laptops, notes etc.) as this allows the session to be dedicated to writing itself rather than preparatory work.

Refreshments will not be provided but please feel free to bring your own.


To see available dates, and to book, please click HERE .