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This page provides details of upcoming Learning and Teaching related events that may be of interest to academic staff from across the University.

Due to current circumstances, all Elevate events are currently being held online. 

For further information, please refer to the University's dedicated Coronavirus information page

A full list of Elevate events for the upcoming months can be seen with our events calendar.

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Learning and Teaching Development Events

  • 50 minute introductory workshops on general L&T topics such as large group teaching, feedback and personal tutoring.
  • 90 minute enhancement workshops on key priority themes such as employability and inclusivity.
  • One hour workshops on embedding digital learning tools in your teaching and curriculum design, from engaging students in the classroom to electronic management of assessment.

To view and register for the full range of events, please visit the LMS:

LMS: Elevate L&T development events

LMS: Digital Learning Events

Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme Workshops

There are a range of workshops designed to support you in your application for recognition through the Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme (LTPRS). These include:

  • Introductory 'Explorer' workshops
  • 'Developing Your Application' workshops
  • 'Write On' workshops - designed to give you some focused time to work on your application
  • Senior Fellowship Development workshops

To view and register for the full range of events, please visit the LMS:

LMS: LTPRS workshops

Sheffield Teaching Assistant Workshops

These workshops are designed for Graduate Teaching Assistants at The University of Sheffield.

They are designed to introduce you to many of the broad principles and good practice that underpins learning and teaching in Higher Education. They cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Lecturing
  • Seminar facilitation
  • Active learning
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Teaching design and delivery

To view and register for the full range of events, please visit the LMS:

LMS: Sheffield Teaching Assistant

One to one advice

1:1 Teaching Support advice slots

Discuss ideas and challenges around any aspect of learning and teaching, from curriculum design to digital learning technologies, with our Learning Advisers. Sessions are tailored to your specific needs and requirements, and can be booked by individuals or small groups.

LTPRS advice slots

Discuss your LTPRS application for professional recognition with one of our advisers. This is suitable for applicants for all levels AFHEA/ FHEA/ SFHEA /PFHEA

Details and how to book both types of slot


There are two main conferences on learning and teaching in the academic year:

Learning and Teaching Conference

The annual Learning and Teaching Conference is an opportunity to engage in conversations around learning and teaching and to develop your practice . Provisional dates for next year are Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 January 2021.

Previous Learning & Teaching Conferences


Due to the ongoing situation with the Covid 19 pandemic, this year's TELFest has been cancelled. 

Further details can be found here:

Visit the TELFest website

Other Learning and Teaching Events

Throughout the year, we will also advertise other events related to learning and teaching that are happening around the University, such as:

  • Faculty-based events
  • Events delivered by other professional services
  • Sharing of best practice and scholarship.

Keep an eye on the events calendar.

If you are interested in sharing your good practice, or know of an event that could be promoted through Elevate, or have a suggestion for an event you'd like to see, please let us know below by emailing the Elevate Team:

Email Elevate to tell us about an event

Learning and Teaching Scholarship Exchange

Learning and Teaching Scholarship Exchange is a regular seminar series aiming to provide a platform for celebrating and sharing work that has been carried out across the institution around aspects of learning and teaching practice, with particular emphasis on the opportunity for in-depth discussion and networking between presenters and participants. This is a joint enterprise between Elevate, the School of Education, and the Learning and Teaching Scholarship Network.

It is open to any member of staff engaged in the scholarship of Learning and Teaching and presentations do not have to be based on completed work; early stage research is also welcome. If you would like to know more please email To submit an abstract please complete this form. If you would like to attend an event, please find event listings on the LMS under Elevate at the link below:

LMS: Elevate L&T development events