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UCD Teaching and Learning aims to foster positive and effective student learning experiences by developing and supporting excellence in teaching and academic development through:

  • Promoting research-informed approaches to teaching, learning and assessment with proven effectiveness and efficiency
  • Supporting the ongoing enhancement of taught programmes and the quality of the student educational experience 
  • Providing a suite of professional development offerings for those who teach and/or support student learning
  • Utilising institutional data to inform quality enhancement in education
  • Contributing at university level to the development of sound educational policies
  • Empowering and rewarding outstanding teaching and educational leadership.

UCD Teaching and Learning is part of the Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, reporting to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.  Its role is to provide leadership and support within the UCD community in relation to the enhancement of teaching and learning, aligned to the University’s Education Strategy 2015-2020.  The T&L team adopts an evidence-based approach to all aspects of its work.  

The UCD Teaching and Learning team works in partnership with colleges, schools and academic administrative units, liaising closely with the Vice-Principals for T&L, School Leaders and Fellows.


Teaching and Learning is based in F309 - F318 Newman Building.