Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR)


The Centre for Teaching and Learning Research aims to be responsive to members’ needs and interests, whilst promoting positive change in teaching and learning. The Centre is committed to delivering activity that allows practitioners and researchers to come together to make connections to build understanding across diverse settings and contexts, maximise the value of education across the life course, and bring together theory, policy, practice and research.

Details of upcoming events can be found on our homepage
Details of past events can be seen on our events archive pages.

CTLR members regularly meet for a variety of activities, ranging from networking to workshops and seminars with invited speakers. All members are actively encouraged to initiate activity and seek the support of centre management in realising their ideas.

The School's Doctoral Researchers are warmly encouraged to attend all activities relevant to their research. CTLR actively supports the School of Education and Social Work's Doctoral Research-in-Progress seminar series, hosting those led by centre members.

Research Hub

A supportive space within which to share and develop expertise. Also scope to work in a more bespoke way with individual members as and when particular needs are identified. 

Space To Write

Recognising that writing takes many forms and can be challenging when undertaken in isolation, CTLR provides regular opportunities for members to come together to talk about their writing alongside an extended opportunity to write together without interruption. 
The group is facilitated by Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith.

Space To Share

Formative feedback from supportive peers is important at many stages in the research process. CTLR therefore provides an informal space for sharing work in progress with others. 
To arrange a space to share contact Louise Gazeley in the first instance.

Annual Change Event

As part of CTLR’s commitment to supporting the development of positive change in teaching and learning, it hosts an annual change event. Launched for the first time in 2018, these events generally take place in July. See details of and resources from the most recent event.