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Partnerships staff help and support

We provide advice and support to both University and partner staff on the development, approval, monitoring and review of collaborative arrangements, and managing the financial and contractual arrangements.

Partner Associate Lecturers

All staff delivering our collaborative courses at partner institutions are approved as Partner Associate Lecturers (PALs). PALs are appropriately qualified and experienced academic staff at the partner institution who deliver modules on specific collaborative courses. It's the expectation that PALs will be employed by the partner institution and will not start delivering the modules until they have been approved.

As a Partner Associate Lecturer you can:

  • access our online library services
  • attend our staff development activities
  • access our virtual learning environment (Moodle)

If your institution uses our Moodle you can access resources including course materials, discussion forums and blogs available to students. Your University Academic Contact will arrange a Moodle account to be set up for you.

Become a Partner Associate Lecturer

To apply to be considered as a Partner Associate Lecturer, please email your CV to the University Academic Contact responsible for the collaborative course/s. Please include the following in your email:

  • Your title
  • Your full name
  • Your work email address
  • The full name of your institution
  • The full name of the course/s you wish to be considered for

If you do not know the name or email address of the University Academic Contact please liaise with your Institution Contact.

Partner Associate Lecturer status

Your PAL status will last for as long as you deliver the course/s, however your Library access is only for 1 year, which you will need to re-apply for, and your Moodle account will be for 3 years.

Please note that being a University of Portsmouth PAL does not create in anyway the relationship of employer and employee between the PAL and the University of Portsmouth.

Your data

Please be assured that your CV will only be used to assess your suitability to become a PAL and will not be used for any other purpose. Your CV will be deleted as soon as the application process has been completed.

University contacts

Your key contacts within the University are:

  • University Academic contact - point of contact for the day to day management of your provision and all academic issues
  • Administrative Contact - responsible for day to day course management administration activities
  • Faculty Associate Dean (Academic) - provides advice and support on quality assurance and enhancement,

Your Academic Contact and Faculty Associate Dean (Academic) work with you to maintain high standards across the course and student experience.

Staff development and training

We encourage you to develop your professional and personal skills and offer a teaching and learning consultancy service to help.

Learning and teaching consultancy

We organise staff development events designed for partner staff and we'll support you in delivering our collaborative courses. Events include workshops, seminars and conferences covering topics such as teaching and learning, online support arrangements, and assessment arrangements.

We also offer bespoke events and consultancy on topics relevant to you and your students' learning. We'll work with you to tailor these events to your needs.

Our consultancy service can help you to:

  • Develop Accreditation of Prior Learning
  • Develop good practice in assessment processes
  • Promote Continuing Professional Development
  • Write applications for Fellowship of the HE Academy
  • Make student feedback more effective
  • Enhance assessment practices
  • Improve course design, curriculum planning, unit design / redesign and re-write courses and units of study by acting as an adviser of member of the course team
  • Evaluate courses, units and student focus groups
  • Respond to NSS data and forward planning
  • Use effective learning and teaching using technology
  • Work with external partners
  • Work with international students
  • Engage with peer development and review

If you're interested in attending any events or workshops that are on our Events Calendar or receiving learning and teaching support from our consultancy services, please contact us at:

Call: (023) 9284 3328

Higher Education Academy Professional Recognition

We support all staff who teach or support our higher education learning and want to apply for professional recognition as a Higher Education Academy (HEA).

You can obtain HEA recognition through the APEX Programme or make an individual application directly to the Higher Education Academy (HEA). If you apply through APEX you'll need to pay half of the full fee. Partner staff can register for APEX free of charge to work towards Associate Fellowship, Fellowship or Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

You can access workshops in our Academic Events Programme and receive guidance and individual feedback on your application from the APEX Pathway Co-ordinator for your Fellowship.

Contact us
  • Partnerships team

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