The Magazine of the Staff and Educational Development Association (ISSN 1469-3267)

Educational Developments is the magazine of SEDA. Four times a year it brings you topical articles, reviews of books and online resources, and news about SEDA.

The most current issue, as well as all past issues of Educational Developments are available to view on this website.

Past issues of the New Academic magazine (the predecessor to Educational Developments) can be viewed on this website.


See Educational Developments Editorial Committee for a list of current members.


If you want to contribute….

Submission of an article to Educational Developments implies that it has not been published elsewhere and that it is not currently being considered for publication by any other publisher or editor.

All material should be submitted to the Editorial Committee via the SEDA Office, in electronic format.

Everyone involved with Educational Developments works on it only part of the time and so please be patient if it takes some time to process your submission. All papers will be reviewed by the Editorial Committee and expert advice sought where appropriate.

The Editorial Committee of Educational Developments welcomes contributions for consideration on any aspects of educational development likely to be of interest to readers.
The audience is drawn from educators in all fields and disciplines. You should therefore not assume specialist knowledge, but write clear, straightforward accounts in plain English. When describing projects, please give concrete detail. Articles accepted for publication may be subject to editing. All authors will receive a copy of the issue their article is published in.

For further guidance on submission see the contributor guidelines.

If your article is accepted and published you are welcome to place it within your own university’s repository. Online, open access issues of Educational Developments are made available on this website.

Promoting SEDA Educational Developments on Social Media

We encourage those who have written an article to promote it using the SEDA Twitter handle @Seda_UK_ and hashtag #SedaEdDevs and say to your followers to share your tweet by retweeting. This way we hope our publication will be noticed far and wide.

Using #SedaEdDevs is also a good way to encourage article contributions. We ask you to consider using it when attending conferences and events.


Each issue of Educational Developments carries several reviews of learning resources (books, websites, conferences, multimedia materials) of between 200 and 400 words each. The Editorial Committee is keen to build up the list of people who are interested in reviewing for the magazine. Please email for more information.


As soon as a new issue of Educational Developments is published, all SEDA members will receive an email containing a link to that issue. Institutional members are encouraged to circulate this to colleagues within their institution.