ALPINE: Seeking Professional Recognition through ALPINE: An Introduction

This one hour webinar will provide an overview of the ALPINE framework. ALPINE (Accredited Learning, Professional development and Innovation in Education) is the university’s framework for the recognition of good practice in learning and teaching and allows the university to award Fellowships of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) from Advance HE. Alex Walker (Professional Recognition and Development Lead, LTA) will explain the three routes to professional recognition through ALPINE, timescales for submitting an application and the support available for participants on ALPINE. The session is open to anyone who has registered for ALPINE (on the portfolio route) or for anyone considering registering for ALPINE.

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You can find more information on ALPINE, including eligibility on the LTA ALPINE webpages.

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Supporting professional development in learning and teaching

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Please email  Please include if you have already registered for ALPINE (and if so the fellowship category you are registering to apply for).


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  • Presentation slides
  • Introduction to ALPINE document
  • The UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF)


Alex's main responsibilities include coordinating ALPINE (Accredited Learning, Professional Development and Innovation in Education) and supporting applicants throughout the ALPINE application process, as well as organising, facilitating and coordinating events through which  promote and support good practice in research, and learning and teaching across the university. 

Alex also coordinators the University Mentoring Scheme which offers a range of mentoring opportunities for university colleagues through three distinct strands, comprising Research, Learning and Teaching Enhancement, ALPINE and Scholarship Development.  As well as coordinating the scheme Alex is the lead for the ALPINE strand.

Alex has worked supporting research, learning and teaching in education since graduating with a BA Hons at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 2003.  Alex has developed her knowledge in pedagogy through the completion of the PgCert Tertiary and Higher Education and is currently progressing on the MEd. Before starting at the university Alex worked in a similar role as coordinator of the Centre of Academic Development at the University of Aberdeen.  In January 2020 Alex achieved Senior Fellow of the HEA, and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


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