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 in Academic Essentials, as a ‘one stop shop’ for academic staff.

This also covers all associated academic resources and guidance including resources from past events.

Academic Profile and Development

We deliver and host on behalf of our key stakeholders, a range of professional development (CPD) that include;

There are many more, take a look at the full academic CPD offer.

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 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.
Last updated: 25th February 2021 NB