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Teaching Expertise Guide – Bath Spa University

Teaching Expertise Guide

Supporting our staff to develop their expertise in teaching and facilitating student learning

This guide provides support for staff to deliver effective teaching and learning to students at Bath Spa University, and to develop their expertise in this area. It is structured around Bath Spa's Education Design Principles. Each section signposts to key resources which may aid your thought and practice.

Education Design Principles

These principles provide a summary of our Education Strategy 2030 Objectives and outline the nature of our students’ educational experience and gains.

A transformative learning journey with Bath Spa University enables:


Underpinning these principles is a commitment by the University to support staff in the development of their expertise for teaching in higher education.

For further information on the Education Design Principles, see this summary document:

About this guide

Who is this guide for?

This guide is designed for:

  • Staff at Bath Spa University (both academic and professional services) who have responsibility for teaching and/or facilitating student learning.
  • Staff at Bath Spa University's educational partner institutions who deliver specilialist courses leading to a qualification accredited by Bath Spa University.

This guide may also be of use in sharing practice with colleagues more widely across the Higher Education sector.

How do I use this guide?

This guide is structured around Bath Spa's Education Design Principles (see above). Each of the seven points links to a subpage on this theme. Each thematic page contains a short overview of this topic, and signposts to several highlighted resources which may help to support your practice and develop your thinking in this area.

Who should I contact?

You can contact Learning Innovation at Bath Spa University on any enquiries or for further support.

The Teaching Expertise Development (TED) team

Contact the team by email

Director of Learning Innovation and Skills

Head of Teaching Expertise Development

Academic Developers

Academic Enhancement Lead (Educational Partnerships)

Digital Learning Developers (

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