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Understand your role in higher education – and develop your career

04 May 2018

Applications are open for the PgCert in Higher Education programme 2018/19 entry and are welcome from academic staff and PSS colleagues

PG Cert in Higher Education

The programme is free to University of Manchester staff and can play an important role in enhancing your professional development. 

Its aim is to help you think more critically about your contribution to the University, as well as to develop a better understanding of the sector-wide changes in the Higher Education landscape.  For example, in January 2018, we were delighted to host a Q&A event with the President and Vice Chancellor, Professor Nancy Rothwell.  This allowed current and former participants to speak in detail about the issues pertinent to the HE sector covered by the programme.

The programme is coordinated through Manchester Institute of Education and delivered by colleagues from around the University.  If you would like to arrange a face to face meeting or phone conversation with Michael O’Donoghue, the Programme Director please email

A former participant - Jennifer O’Brien (Director of Social Responsibility, SEED) writes:

"This course has been so incredibly valuable. As you’d expect, the staff are utterly knowledgeable and approachable and the sessions well delivered and enjoyable. Moreover, the opportunity to share ideas and insights with colleagues from across the university has been priceless. The neat bit is that you can structure your learning and assessment around your current working practice and duties.  Beyond the qualification, the PgCert is a genuine personal development opportunity that causes much valuable self-reflection."  

The deadline for applications this year is Friday, 29 June.  

Further information: 

Full details and an online application form are available at: