20 July 2010 - 22 July 2010
Location: Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park

Development for the Developers

The tenth Summer School for academic developers, will be run at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor from 20 – 22 July 2010.

Academic development includes working with individuals, groups and institutions to analyse and improve their practice. The Summer School will give participants time, stimulus and support to review and improve their own practice.


The course is intended for colleagues in their first few years of work in academic development. Development may be part or all of their work. Participants may work in academic development units; as learning and teaching coordinators in faculties or schools; in Subject Centres; or in other settings and roles where they help to enhance academic practice. 

The course aims to help participants to:

  • Analyse the opportunities and challenges of their current, and perhaps also their next, role(s) in academic development;
  • Develop both conceptual and practical approaches to their own work;
  • Share and test ideas and practices from other developers.


The course will involve seminars, workshops, small group and private study, and tutorials and mentoring with experienced developers. There will be time to think!

Feedback from participantsParticipants in the 2009 Summer school said:      

  • Really helped me to tackle underlying issues related to my chosen project
  • Brought up a lot of challenges and questions for me
  • Gave me some really good practical ideas
  • Everyone I have met has been fantastic, including all facilitators
  • Met some great people and really enjoyed the conversations
  • A very supportive group full of ideas and willing to listen
  • Thank you for an amazing course!
  • Thanks to all three [facilitators] – you were great!  Coped well with all the different personalities and brought out the best in people!
  • A great place.


  • David Baume PhD FSEDA FHEA, higher education consultant, previously at the Open University
  • Professor Diana Eastcott, higher education consultant, previously at Birmingham City University
  • Jan Tennant FHEA, Director of the Teaching Centre, Loughborough University