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The Academic Professional Development Unit (APDU) supports the professional development of academic and professional staff, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in relation to learning and teaching.  

The APDU works collaboratively with other units, including the Academy of Transformation of Teaching, to support the delivery of the Brunel 2030 Vision  by:

  • Providing personal development and recognition in learning and teaching through the APEX Framework (supporting staff to Attain)
  • Providing CPD and expert support, including tailored provision and development opportunities for staff that reflect the needs of individuals, teams and the University’s learning and teaching priorities (supporting staff to Advance)
  • Supporting teaching excellence bids (e.g. NTFS, CATE) and scholarship of learning and teaching (supporting staff to Excel)

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