About our work

The Academic Development & Diversity (ADD) team work with Hallam staff to build confidence, capability and capacity to ensure all our students have a distinctive learning experience provided through an inclusive and applied curriculum.  

This is achieved through building academic and digital competencies, capability and capacity so that our academic community are equipped to deliver a diverse and applied educational offer to all our students. We do this in a variety of ways;

Academic Essentials

Working with key stakeholders, we manage the content and sources of guidance and information from our university community

Academic Pedagogy & Practice

Working with key stakeholders, we manage the range of academic resources available to academic staff

Academic Profile & Development

We deliver and host a range of professional development (CPD) and professional recognition (TALENT) activities for our academic and wider university colleagues

Digital Development

We work collaboratively with digital teams and partners across the university to shape and share best practice

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

We see ourselves as being part of, and supporting colleagues within, a community which brings together all stakeholders to consider the shared goals and common interests of inclusion and belonging.

Hallam Guild

Working with our stakeholders to cultivate inclusive communities of practice across Hallam staff and students, being the incubator of innovative practice regarding our teaching and learning and scaling up and embedding good practice.

Hallam Model

To provide information and resources with the aim to support our academic colleagues in embedding the Hallam Model principles in their courses.

Students as Partners

Working with key stakeholders across the university, how we engage with students takes many forms and here we’ll highlight some of the valuable work from across the community.


There is an en expectation that all staff who teach students or support their learning can evidence a high level of teaching competence. One of the ways that this competence can be expressed is by formal recognition through Advance HE fellowship; the TALENT scheme therefore aims to provide a variety of pathways through which all staff associated with student learning can gain fellowship.

Take a look at the different themes for more detailed aspects of our work – if you have any queries please contact the team.