Skip to content

Academic Development Unit

​​​​​​​​​​The Academic Development Unit (ADU) supports the implementation of the Education Strategy.

​​​​​​​​​​The Academic Development Unit (ADU) supports the implementation of the Education Strategy, working in close partnership with all academic schools and professional departments, covering learning & teaching and research & practice, and the development of the subject communities that our students and academic staff join.

The Education Str​ategy​ (2022-2027) lays out the University’s aims, ambitions and aspirations as it develops its future-facing educational offer over the period of the Strategic Plan (2022-2027).  In realising those aims, ambitions and aspirations, we work in partnership with the Students’ Union, ensuring the co-creation of the environment in which our students learn.​

Business School in the evening

LIFT projects

LIFT offers funding, tools and guidance for new curriculum and learning initiatives from academics or professional staff.

Academic Development Unit priorities

  • Education Strategy implementation
  • Partnership working with the Students’ Union
  • Academic staff induction and development
  • Enhancement of learning opportunities and experience
  • Enhancement of research programmes
  • Technology for learning development and support
  • Annual Festival of Learning
  • Funding for innovation in learning and the learning environment​