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PgCert in Higher Education programme 2020/21 entry

07 Jul 2020

The deadline for applications is 17 July 2020


The programme is free to University of Manchester staff and applications are welcome from academic staff and PS colleagues. 

Session delivery for Semester 1 is online via Zoom and includes a variety of activities.  Sessions will be recorded.  

The programme’s 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. It is coordinated through the Manchester Institute of Education and delivered by colleagues from around the University.  Over 180 of your colleagues have graduated from the programme since 2014.

There is a choice of course units that include topics such as:

  • thinking critically about policy (and the ideologies that underpin it) at a time in which the sector moves towards unprecedented levels of institutional competition and comparison;
  • looking at open practice, education and access, connecting open practices from across the University. Participants contribute to an open educational resource via an open publication; 
  • exploring a range of assessment and feedback techniques to suit a Faculty’s evolving courses.

If you would like to arrange a phone conversation with Michael O’Donoghue, the Programme Director please email

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