About ALDinHE

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ALDinHE is committed to representing and supporting all those working in the field of Learning Development (LD) in the UK. We aim to cultivate a community of practice, promote discussion and ideas exchange, and further the professional development of our members by offering training opportunities and quality assurance.


We aim to represent professionals employed in the field of Learning Development in Higher Education, primarily in the UK and Ireland, and those with an active interest in the field. ALDinHE promotes discussion about effective models for LD, cultivate a community of practice and act as a support network for the general professional development of staff involved with LD. 

A picture shows a group of ALDinHE members attending the conference and taking part in a practical workshop. A discussion is taking place and the members are standing around large flip charts laid out on the fllor and some are holding flip charts and deciding where the papers should be positioned.
ALDinHE member attending a conference event


We are guided by five values:

  1. Working in partnership with students and staff to make sense and get the most out of HE
  2. Embracing and respecting diverse learners through critical pedagogy and practice
  3. Adapting, sharing and advocating effective learning development practice to promote student learning
  4. Commitment to a scholarly approach and research related to Learning Development
  5. Critical self-reflection, on-going learning and a commitment to professional development


The association operates under the ALDinHE Constitution and is run by a group of volunteers on an organising committee. An annual general meeting is open to all members.

The Team

The steering group consists of the Association’s Co-Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary and Working Group Leads. The steering group is elected annually and is supported by the ALDinHE working groups.

Our Partners

We have developed strong links with our counterparts in Australia, New Zealand and Canada through the International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers to improve students’ experience of higher education.

ALDinHE’s history

A roadmap of ALDinHE's development since 2002
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