About us

The Centre for Professional and Educational Development (CPED) plays a central role in advancing the University’s social mission of transforming lives through education, promoting an inclusive culture, and enabling fair outcomes for our students by supporting staff in all areas at London Met in their professional and career development.

CPED offers a wealth of research-informed expertise, consultation, courses, resources and bespoke sessions for staff across the University, working collaboratively with individuals and teams to develop and enhance their professional and academic practice and identity. In partnership with other services, we provide staff with development opportunities to ensure they are able to contribute fully to the achievement of department and University objectives in the context of London Met’s strategic plan and values. 

Our unique blend of expertise – ranging from organisational and leadership development to teaching and learning development and digital pedagogy – is steeped in a deep, long-held commitment to social justice and empowerment of staff and students as agents of progressive change. This expertise is fed into and across all of the University’s activities, including:

  • staff development
  • policy development and committee work
  • taking forward our Education for Social Justice Framework
  • the evolvement of creative and transformatory educational practice

London Met staff can read more about CPED on our staff pages [staff login required].

Our unique blend of expertise – ranging from organisational and leadership development to teaching and learning development and digital pedagogy – is steeped in a deep, long-held commitment to social justice and empowerment of staff and students.

 

Our philosophy and ethos

At the heart of CPED’s work is the ambition to make higher education inclusive through providing opportunities for all staff to develop and fulfil their professional and academic roles. We aim to enable staff to harness and build on the knowledge, skills and capacities needed to put the principles of an inclusive university community into practice across our working and learning environments, leading to positive experiences and outcomes for both staff and students.

CPED is centrally positioned to bring staff together in dialogic, generative partnerships to inspire professional development, enhance student learning and promote academic equity. We are committed to nourishing a culture where everyone is treated equitably and respectfully. We work alongside staff to develop their career trajectories and ethical practice; and foster and disseminate inclusive and creative practice across the University. We maintain a scholarly, research-informed approach, underpinned by critical reflexivity, both in our own work in staff and educational development, and in the development and implementation of Education for Social Justice and other key teaching, learning and professional development frameworks – seeking to lead by example in all we do.