About Teaching Insights

Teaching Insights is an innovative and free-to-read online magazine jointly developed by staff and students at the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, Oxford Brookes University. It is a source of practical ideas for teachers in higher education to create exceptional student experiences. Teaching Insights features contributions from staff and students who teach and learn at various levels and across many disciplines. Readers can thus expect to gain insights from the practical wisdom of a diverse range of writers.

The development of Teaching Insights was funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund in 2020 with the aim to launch a resource to support teaching development based on the practical wisdom of staff and students in higher education. The project’s steering group comprised David Hartley (Commercialisation and Knowledge Exchange Director, Oxford Brookes University), Professor Anne-Marie Kilday (Pro Vice-Chancellor Student and Staff Experience, Oxford Brookes University), Professor Angus Phillips (Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing, Oxford Brookes University) and Professor Helen Walkington (Professor of Higher Education, Oxford Brookes University).

Teaching Insights is released twice a year. Each issue focuses on a specific topic and has five sections:

The Bigger Picture icon

The Bigger Picture
An introduction to current debates.

In Conversation icon

In Conversation
Staff and students from multiple disciplines discuss and reflect on their experiences.

Alumni Reunion icon

Alumni Reunion
Former students and their teacher in dialogue about
what’s made the difference.

Peer Review icon

Peer Review
A guest panel of staff and students responds to reader-submitted questions.

Recipes for success

Recipes for Success
Practical, bite-sized insights from staff and student contributors.


Editorial Team (current issue)

Staff developers

  • Project development
    • Jackie Potter
    • Kat Kwok
    • Jane Pritchard
    • Mary Deane
  • Website development
    • Simon Llewellyn

Student developers

  • Marketing
    • Sumaiya Shaikh
  • Publishing
    • Jimi Cullen
  • Website development
    • Mike Warren