ARU Blogs — Dr Adam Longcroft

Dr Adam Longcroft

Hi. My name is Dr Adam Longcroft, Deputy Head of Anglia Learning & Teaching. I’m passionate about great teaching, but didn’t set out to become a higher education teacher. Actually, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life until I started teaching courses on historic buildings to members of the Worker Educational Association (WEA) in Norwich back in 1993. I subsequently spent 20 years teaching undergraduate and masters students at UEA, and championed innovations in teaching as Academic Director of Taught Programmes for five years. My leadership of learning and teaching resulted in the award of a National Teaching Fellowship and being recognised as a Principal Fellow of the HEA. My aim is to share my own passion for teaching and some of the insights I’ve managed to gain with my colleagues. I’m a keen walker so spending time in the English Lake District is my idea of heaven, and I sometimes play bass guitar (very badly indeed) to mellow-out.

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18 January 2018

Let me make one thing clear from the outset: I am not a 'techie'. I rely on my oldest daughter to sort out my Wi-Fi hub when it occasionally crashes at home, and I never did figure out how to set my old VCR recorder to record a TV programme in advance. Read more…

9 January 2018

Get your students out of the classroom and see the difference it makes. Student-centred teaching and learning isn’t just about strategies you can use in the classroom or via online virtual environments. Read more…

8 November 2017

At this busy time of year, be kind to yourself, learn more about your university and engage with continuing professional development – your students will benefit. Read more…

16 October 2017

It’s worth reflecting on how many of our colleagues ended up involved in this rather strange world of higher education teaching, since teaching may not, in reality, have been the thing that motivated many to work in the sector. Read more…


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