Elevate communities of practice

We know that the best way to develop your own practice is to access support from others, and explore opportunities collaboratively. There are a number of communities of practice around the University that can help you to do this. We've listed them below, along with details of how to engage with them.

This page will grow and develop over time. If you know of a community of practice that should be included on this page, please let us know by emailing elevate@sheffield.ac.uk

Faculty-based communities

Social Sciences

Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences (TESS)

Events, awards, and a place to share good practice. Visit the Google site here

Learning and Teaching Development Forum

Regular seminars and discussion around current topics and priorities in learning and teaching. Contact Angela Maskrey for details a.maskrey@sheffield.ac.uk


Science Teaching Network

A place for staff to meet informally, discuss teaching and share good practice. For more details please visit the Google site here.

The Science Faculty's learning and teaching intranet can be found here


Engineering And Teaching Shorts (EATS)

Lunchtime seminar series hosting speakers from across the University on various issues in learning and teaching. Visit the Google site for more details:

Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Teaching Circle

Small discussion seminars based on learning and teaching priority topics. For more details please visit the Google site here

Interest-based communities


A space for all University members to discuss any issues, recent developments, best practices relating to copyright, and to ask questions.

Copyright Community of Practice

Digital Learning

Digital Commons

Network of support, retreats, workshops and events for developing and enhancing digital learning.

Digital Commons website

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Community

A Google + group for staff at the University who want to enhance and develop their learning and teaching through the use of technology

TEL Community

Online Learning

Network of staff who have engaged in online learning development, including MOOC production. 

Read the online learning blog for more details

Online Teaching Community

An ideas sharing space for anyone involved in online programmes and distance learning.

Online Teaching Community

TEL Journal Club

A regular journal club discussing technology enhanced learning pedagogy. Open to all.

Contact n.k.hundal@sheffield.ac.uk

Engaged Learning

Engaged Learning Network

Online network, publications, resources and seminar series for those interested in developing engaged and outward-facing learning.

Engaged Learning website pages

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

Interdisciplinary Learning

A central portal for events and updates about interdisciplinary learning and teaching.

Interdisciplinary Learning