Teaching Matters is the University of Edinburgh’s new website and blog for debate about learning and teaching, for sharing ideas and approaches to teaching, and for showcasing our successes, including academic colleagues who are leading the way in delivering brilliant teaching.

Over the past few months colleagues across the University, in our Colleges and Schools, in our professional services departments, and in the Edinburgh University Students Association have been thinking about how we give sharper focus to our unambiguous priority around learning and teaching.

There was a strong feeling that we didn’t do enough to show publicly and overtly how important teaching is to us and to build a community of interest around teaching at the University. This website is one of our responses, along with a whole range of meetings and networks that have been set up across the University.