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This website forms part of the University’s Academic Essentials suite of resources and is designed to support the role of Course Leaders within Sheffield Hallam University, share best practice and case studies and secure the on-going support from colleagues supporting the course leader such as course teams and module leaders in ensuring the initiatives and resources are sustainable and continue to meets the needs of this group of academics.

This resource is maintained by the Academic Development & Diversity Team. If you’d like to become a stakeholder and contribute to this resource, have a suggestion for content or just want to offer feedback, click the feedback button and let us know!


Principles of effective course leadership

Outlines and clarifies the expectations of the role and provides a basis for discussions about succession planning and development needs of academic colleagues.

Training and development

Here we provide information and guidance on training and development opportunities for our course leader community.

Guidance, support and information

A range of guidance, information and resources to support course leaders and their course teams. 

Events and activities

A range of development opportunities for our course leader community. 


Here we present information on who you can contact regarding course leadership in your College and Department along with ways in which we communicate to the course leader community.

Last updated: 29th July 2021 NB