5 Things

Teaching Matters’ Newsletter Archive

On this page, you can find all of our published Teaching Matters newsletters – a round-up of the best of teaching at The University of Edinburgh and beyond.

Each newsletter looks back at a Teaching Matters blog series. Recent series have included those on Internationalisation, Hybrid Teaching, and EDI.

The newsletter’s ‘5 Things’ section offers a handful of insights into the series from the Teaching Matters team, while the Collegiate Commentary section features valuable reflections from our colleagues at other Universities. The newsletter also spotlights Teaching Matters content you might have missed, such as posts beyond the blog series and episodes from our podcast.

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Aug 2022: Five key insights to engage successfully in ‘Building communities’, with Collegiate Commentary from Professor Jenny Marie, University of Greenwich.

Jun 2022: Five positive steps towards good practice in EDI, with Collegiate Commentary from Dr Peter Lau at the University of Hong Kong.

Apr 2022: Five clear messages from the ‘Online/Hybrid Teaching Enhancement’ series, with Collegiate Commentary from Danielle Hinton at the University of Birmingham.

Feb 2022: Five guiding principles from the COP26 theme, with Collegiate Commentary from Lucy Patterson at the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education (EUAC).

Jan 2022: Five things that broadened our horizons from the ‘Innovation in Science Teaching’ series, with Collegiate Commentary from Dr Richard Lewis at Cardiff University.


Nov 2021: Five things that we realised about hybrid/online teaching from the ‘Revisiting the Hybrid Teaching Exchange‘ series, with Collegiate Commentary from Mary Jacobs at Aberystwyth University.

Oct 2021: Five things that motivated us from the ‘Showcasing the Doctoral College’ series, with Collegiate Commentary from Dr Vincent Adams at the University of Portsmouth.

Sept 2021: Five insights from the Teaching Matters’ Teaching & Learning Conference series, ‘Curriculum as a Site for Transformation’, with Collegiate Commentary from Dr Toh Tai Chong at the National University of Singapore.

Aug 2021: Five things that inspired us from the ‘Open Education Resources’ series, with Collegiate Commentary from Dr Jane Secker at City, University of London.

Jul 2021: Five things we learned from the ‘Internationalisation’ series, with Collegiate Commentary from Dr Marita Grimwood at Edinburgh Napier University.