Academic Matters

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Aberystwyth University possesses a long and distinguished record of undertaking cutting edge research in a broad range of disciplines of both national and international significance. The University’s Strategic Plan 2009-13 states that ‘We will produce high quality research, which is internationally acknowledged, responding to intellectual, cultural, social and economic needs’.

The Research Office webpages provide an insight into research support at Aberystwyth Univerity, such as funding support including:

For more information contact the Research Office on (01970) 628734 or email research@aber.ac.uk

Learning & Teaching

At Aberystwyth University the development of quality learning and teaching provision is considered a fundamental of academic practice. The Academic Office oversees Quality Assurance and enhancement of teaching and learning and all academic staff involved in teaching are required to familiarise themselves with the Quality Handbook for Staff.

For more information please contact the Academic Office on (01970) 622013.

Probation

Staffing Committee has adopted a number of procedures with regard to the probationary period, details of which are set out on the Human Resources website. One provision is that, all new academic staff with a teaching commitment and less than five years teaching experience, are required to successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education awarded at M Level and accredited by the Higher Education Academy. 

For more information, please contact the Centre for the Development of Staff and Academic Practice on (01970) 622117 or email pgcthe@aber.ac.uk.

Professional Development

The Centre for the Development of Staff and Academic Practice (CDSAP) designs and delivers much of the educational and professional development of staff at the University. CDSAP provide an annual programme of continuing professional development sessions, events and workshops, but also delivers a number of accredited and non-accredited programmes of study CDSAP also plays a part in organisational development and manages a series of awards and funds including:

For more information, please contact the Centre for the Development of Staff and Academic Practice on (01970) 622117 or email cdsap@aber.ac.uk.