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Durham University


Durham Centre for Academic Development

DCAD is…

…a resource open to all students

Offering a wide range high quality educational programmes and opportunities to enhance learning, to ensure that all students, no matter what their need, have the opportunity to realise their full potential.

…an educational partner for life

Engaging learners at all points – pre-sessional, undergraduate, postgraduate and throughout their professional development – within a life-long community. Because knowing how to learn is knowing how to teach.

…an opportunity to develop pedagogic skills and new practice

Delivering professional development programmes for careers at all stages: from training for teaching practitioners in their early years, to supporting experienced practitioners to hone their craft. Pushing the boundaries of pedagogic practice and building bridges between scholarly research and teaching practice.

…a forum to share best practice

Providing regular scholarship events, conferences and networking opportunities. Designing platforms for educators, both new and experienced, to share and learn from each other.

Inspiring excellence in learning and teaching. Using technology imaginatively and with relevance. Nurturing inclusive learning communities. Inspiring life-long learners. The Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) fosters education by design.