Annette Edwards

Academic Staff Development Theme Leader
SFHEA Photograph of Annette Edwards.


Office: E10 Hugh Owen
Phone: 2386


I designed, co-ordinate and administrate the Teaching for Postgraduates at Aberystwyth University (TPAU) programme. This programme, aimed at Postgraduate Research Students, started in 2016. The programme develops the teaching skills of postgraduate students who are already teaching in their departments. The programme gives the student a grounding in the good practice of teaching and expands their knowledge and expertise in a range of core teaching areas. The programme is accredited through the Higher Education Academy (HEA) at Associate Fellowship level.  Those who complete the programme will become an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

I am responsible for all Welsh students registered on our Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE).  I am involved in all aspects of the scheme, which includes presenting at the Induction, peer observation of teaching and consultations on learning and teaching matters. I contribute to the national Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol CPD programme, primarily a workshop on Peer Observation of Teaching.

I am a Senior Fellow of the HEA and a Fellow of SEDA (Staff and Education Development Association).

I regularly advise academic staff, in Welsh and English, on their HEA fellowship applications. I mentor staff and advise them on the evidence required at the different levels.  I will also give feedback on draft applications.  I review applications for AU, Bangor and Swansea at various levels, AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA and PFHEA.  These can be in either Welsh or English.


I run the Welsh medium workshops, ‘Paratoi cais ar gyfer Cymrawd Cyswllt’, ‘Cymrawd, Uwch Gymrawd neu Brif Gymrawd yr Academi Addysg Uwch’ for academic staff, on the requirements of the different levels of the ARCHE scheme.  I also design and run other Welsh workshops on a variety of topics e.g. Peer Observation of Teaching.  I can also run bespoke Welsh medium workshops for departments or teams on request.


I have reviewed applications for the HEA National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and HEA Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellent (CATE) awards.  If you would like a consultation on applying for either of these awards, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I am the co-coordinator of the Effective Leadership and Leading in Universities modules, which has been designed for early career professionals. The modules look at the models of leadership styles, team building, reflection and mentoring.

I am Belbin accredited, so have run workshops as part of the leadership modules as well as specific workshops for departments (in Welsh and English) together with advising individuals in this area.

In the past, I have run sessions on the ‘Train the Trainer’ programme, which incorporates group work, learning environment, role play, and various presentation skills.  The session that I have most interest in is that on learning styles: how people learn differently and the practical implementation of these skills in designing learning/training sessions.