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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Find resources

This guide is a gateway to key resources aimed primarily at staff and postgraduates who are engaging in professional development around teaching and supporting student learning at Higher Education level.

Recommended journals

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The three journals linked here are a useful starting point for colleagues who would like to browse and remain informed about current research and practice. Search via the key SoTL databases to access further resources.


Theses & dissertations

University of York PhD/MPhil theses and Masters dissertations, plus theses and dissertations from other institutions.

Quick reference

UK government policy publications

Recent publications

Recent publications can be found on the Government publications site.

The Library's online and paper collections

The University maintains substantial holdings of British government publications, in print and online. When researching particular historical events rather than very current affairs this can be very useful. More information.

Departments with responsibility for Universities since 1964

Oversight for Universities was transferred from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to the Department for Education in 2016. 

The timeline below charts responsibility for Universities since they were first assigned to a government department in 1964.

1964-1992 Department of Education and Science

1992-1995 Department for Education

1995-2001 Department for Education and Employment

2001-2007 Department for Education and Skills

2007-2009 Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

2009-2016 Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

2016- Department for Education

Key databases for SoTL

Other useful databases

Key UK higher education organisations

Other relevant UK organisations