The Learning and Teaching Academy offers a number of professional development events relating to pedagogic practice and research. These are open to colleagues from across the university, and feature a range of internal and external speakers and facilitators.


Current and forthcoming events being offered through the LTA include the LTA Connect webinar series, various workshops and symposia, and the Write-UP (Writing for Publication in University Practice) online course that will commence in Autumn 2016.

You can find further information about these various events below. Other events for the current calendar year are being organised at the moment, and details will appear here once confirmed. Please note that colleagues from the academy are also happy contribute to learning and teaching related events being offered within other parts of the university, including subject networks, faculties, and academic partners.

Workshops and symposia

Forthcoming workshops and symposia being offered or coordinated through the Learning and Teaching Academy include:

ELESIG Scotland

21st November 2016

Venue: Lecture Theatre, An Lòchran, Inverness Campus

The LTA will host the fourth meeting of the ELESIG (Evaluating Learners' Experiences of e-Learning) Scotland Special Interest Group. In keeping with previous meetings of ELESIG Scotland, the programme for the day will feature a keynote talk, invited guest speakers, and a 'lightening showcase' of interest projects and initiatives on a chosen theme. Further details to be confirmed shortly.

Write-UP online course

Starting September 2016 (TBC)

Venue: Online

Write-UP (Writing for Publication in University Practice) is an online course designed to support colleagues in writing up their first education related paper for a chosen journal or other peer-reviewed publication. Write-UP is organised around four interactive online workshops, complemented by peer support activities and individual tutor support, that will help participants through every stage of authoring or co-authoring their paper. Participants do not need to have any prior experience of authoring peer-reviewed journal papers, and the only requirement regarding topics for papers is that the focus is on some aspect of educational practice, scholarship or research.

Write-UP is a joint initiative between University of the Highlands and Islands and Federation University, Australia, in conjunction with facilitators from a number of other universities.

Write-UP will open for registration in August 2016.

For a list of LTA past events, including any recordings click here.

Current Events

Title Location Start Date
SHED (Scottish Higher Education Developers) Autumn Residential Event Learning Lab, An Lòchran, Inverness Campus Nov 14, 2016 09:00 AM
ELESIG Scotland (Evaluating Learners' Experiences of e-Learning): Assessment and Feedback Lecture Theatre, An Lòchran, Inverness Campus Nov 21, 2016 10:45 AM