ALPINE (Accredited Learning, Professional development and Innovation in Education) is the university’s framework for the recognition of excellent practice in learning and teaching, supporting learning and teaching, and educational leadership in Higher Education.

ALPINE is co-ordinated through the Learning and Teaching Academy, and allows the university to recognise excellent practice by awarding Fellowships of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). There are a number of routes to gaining these important national recognitions, including through submitting a portfolio of professional practice or successfully completing the PG Certificate Higher Education. Applications are considered by the ALPINE panel which meets three times per year.

ALPINE is open to any colleagues who deliver, support or lead the development of HE-level learning and teaching. Recognition is based on educational practice and innovation, leadership, and education-related scholarship and research.


Registration is now closed for recognition panels being held in April and June 2017.  If you are interested in applying for ALPINE panels being held after Summer 2017 please complete a registration form as below and return to

To register for ALPINE:

If you have any questions please contact Alex Walker at