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Best practice and CPD

Universities for the North East facilitates and supports the sharing and exchange of best practice between the partner institutions, providing common solutions to shared issues and problems. This is frequently undertaken through continuing professional development activities or through training and seminars.

Universities for the North East also supported the establishment of 2 nationally funded Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in the region.

CETL in Music and Inclusivity

CETL in Music and Inclusivity logo

CETL in Music and Inclusivity, which between March 2005 and June 2010 brought together all of the regions universities in association with The Sage Gateshead to deliver projects aimed at addressing inclusivity by both broadening music education to encompass students of diverse backgrounds and promoting all musical practices that stake a claim to a place in contemporary culture. Recently ended, the CETL in Music and Inclusivity:

  • helped highly diversified groups of new students negotiate the transition into HE Music study.
  • enhanced and diversified the central musical learning experiences of our Music curricula.
  • devised strategies for dealing with musical diversity on practical, creative and theoretical levels.
  • addressed the transition out of HE into the professional world, for students of all musical profiles.

Most importantly, the CETL created a strong network for sharing and developing pedagogical approaches, a lasting legacy which will continue to enable collaborative activity between the Music departments of the North East and The Sage Gateshead in the years to come.


CETL4HealthNE logo

CETL4HealthNE is an ongoing collaboration between the North East's universities and NHS partner organisations. CETL4HealthNE designs and delivers innovative learning and teaching programmes and develops new ways of sharing best practice in healthcare education across the range of health professions spanning doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists and pharmacists. The aim of the collaboration is to help future health professionals better meet the needs of a modernised NHS and the growing and changing expectations of its patients.

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