Explore the Teaching Matters podcast, offering insights and conversations from students and staff across the University on everything from international research collaborations, assessment after COVID-19, the role of consent in higher education and the impact of digital education on student mental health, and more. If you’re a student or staff member and you’d like to contribute an idea for an episode get in touch with the Teaching Matters team as we’d love to hear from you.

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Listen to the latest episodes


  • Episode 34: Internationalisation at the University of Edinburgh: A Conversation with Omolabake (Labake) Fakunle and James Smith
     (31 min)
  • Episode 32: Cocktails & Cockups: The Hidden Narratives of International Academic Collaboration Projects (29 min)

The EUSA Teaching Awards Podcast

  • Episode 33: Dr. Crispin Jordan and Dr. Glen Cousquer (34 min)

The Consent Collective

  • Episode 30: Consent and the connection between learning and healing – episode 2 (12 min)
  • Episode 29: Consent as an embodied practice in the classroom – episode 1 (18 min)

Teaching Matters Out Loud

  • Episode 28: Cathy Bovill on Student Positivity and Creativity as a Source of Hope (7.30 Min)

Assessment and Feedback

  • Episode 31: How Covid-19 Changed Assessment: Academic Misconduct (12 min)
  • Episode 27: How Covid-19 Changed Assessment (13 min)

Students and staff co-creating learning and teaching

  • Episode 26: Co-Creation in Hybrid Teaching and Learning (8 min)

Mastercard Scholars Foundation: Movers and Shakers

  • Episode 25: Martine Irakoze Wants to Bring Something New to the Table
  • Episode 24:“the work is doing what it’s supposed to do”: A Conversation between Johanna Holton and Brindley Fortuin 

The School of Mathematics ASID Project 

  • Episode 23: A Student-Centred Outlook on the Development of Hybrid Teaching and Learning

Assessment and Social Justice in the Hybrid University

  • Episode 19: Assessment and Social Justice in the Hybrid University

Student Mental Health & Online Engagement 

  • Episode 17: Student Mental Health & Online Engagement Part 1
  • Episode 18: Student Mental Health & Online Engagement Part 2

Creative Approaches to Practicals and Field Work in Online and Hybrid Spaces

  • Episode 22: In-person tutor meetings outdoors
  • Episode 21: In-person dissertation supervisor outdoors, the student perspective (Part 3)
  • Episode 20: In-person dissertation supervision outdoors (Part 2)
  • Episode 16: Place Based Education (Part 1)

Inclusivity in the Curriculum

Episodes 12-14 accompany the Inclusivity in the Curriculum Mini-Series:

  • Episode 12: Diversity and inclusion at the heart of curriculum review
  • Episode 13: Who is responsible for ensuring a diverse and inclusive curriculum? 
  • Episode 14: Commonwealth scholars experiences of diversity and inclusion 

Previous Episodes

Climate Optimism or Fatalism: Teaching climate change in today’s university 

Episodes 1, 2 and 3 accompany the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Mini-Series.

  • Episode 1 : Climate optimism or fatalism: Teaching climate change in today’s university (Part 1) [student discussion]
  • Episode 2: Climate optimism or fatalism: Teaching climate change in today’s university (Part 2) [student discussion]
  • Episode 3: Climate optimism or fatalism: Teaching climate change in today’s university (Part 3) [staff discussion]

Academic Blogging

Episodes 4 and 5 accompany the Academic Blogging Mini-Series.

  • Episode 4 Can blogging be used as an effective form as assessment?
  • Episode 5 Blogging to enhance professional practice

Lecture Recording

Episodes 6-11 accompany the Lecture Recording Mini-Series.

Happy Listening…!