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17 Jun 2022

Applications are open for the PgCert in Higher Education programme 2022/23 entry and academic staff and PS colleagues can apply

PgCert in HE

The programme is free to University 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 our University, as well as to develop a better understanding of the sector-wide changes in the Higher Education landscape. For example, we were delighted to host a Q&A event with 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. 

Over 240 of your colleagues have graduated from the programme start.

Co-ordination is via the Manchester Institute of Education (MIE), and delivery is by colleagues in MIE and from around the University.

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 Zoom or phone conversation with Michael O’Donoghue, the Programme Director please email

The deadline for applications for 2022/23 entry is Friday, 1 July 2022.

Further information