Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA)

SEDA is the professional association for staff and educational developers in the UK, promoting innovation and good practice in higher education. SEDA is seen by many as the shaper of thought and initiator of action in staff and educational development, not only in the UK but in the international domain also. As SEDA represents a diverse community, it is a opportunity to engage with a varied audience brought together through a shared interest in higher education.

SEDA Publications

SEDA publishes SEDA Papers and SEDA Specials on topical issues, a magazine Educational Developments, the journal Innovations in Education and Teaching International, and the SEDA series in collaboration with Routledge.

SEDA Blog Posts

The SEDA Blog is a change for higher educational professionals to share ideas, opinions, good practice and the outcomes of research that they think will be of relevance to the SEDA community.  Recently posts have also included reflections from discussions on the SEDA JISC Mail and reviews of events, demonstrating how the SEDA blog can be used as a platform to continue discussions of educational development practice.

The SEDA blog text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License and unless otherwise indicated articles are © their author(s) .

If you are interested in contributing to the SEDA blog, the following may help you to develop a post:

  • Be focused – keep your post to 300 to 500 words
  • Use a catchy headline that draws readers in
  • Adopt a journalistic, engaging writing style
  • Depending on the focus of your post, it may be relevant to include supporting evidence e.g., facts/statistics of a few references (but limit these)
  • If you are sharing good practice, adopting a ‘hints and tips’ format may be a good ways to organise the post
  • Include a good quality images we can use in the post

You may find it useful to review some recent examples to get you started, and also determine the format of your post:

Sally Brown: Why are learning outcomes (often) so dreadful?

Paul Breen: Food for thought – benefits of a World Café methodology

Susan Smith & David Walker: Leading education-focused career development: towards a common understanding of scholarship and its outputs

Ruth Healey: Learning from the pandemic to embed empathy in students-as-partners practice

We request you include your contact details, a very short biography, and social media contacts, to allow us to ‘tag’ you in the post.

If you are interested in contributing to the SEDA Blog, get in touch with Kerry Dobbins and Emma Kennedy (editors) on one of our email addresses: kerry.dobbins@warwick.ac.uk or e.kennedy@greenwich.ac.uk.

Keep in touch and communicate with the wider SEDA community through seda@jiscmail.ac.uk and SEDA Twitter @seda_uk_

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