Academic & Student Affairs


From 2005 to 2010, Queen’s University had three Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (NI), recognised and funded by the Department for Employment and Learning as part of the CETLs (NI) initiative. This project sought to increase and enhance the impact of teaching excellence across the wider teaching and learning community by encouraging collaboration and the dissemination of good practice, and by promoting scholarly and forward-looking approaches.  Information on the CETLs is retained as a resource for staff who are keen to introduce innovation in their current learning, teaching and assessment practices.

The three CETLs at Queen's were:

  1. Centre for Excellence in Active and Interactive Learning (NI)
    CEAIL (NI) developed new pedagogical models for curriculum design and delivery, initially in engineering and biosciences disciplines.
  2. Centre for Excellence in the Creative and Performing Arts (NI)
    CECPA (NI) developed interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning through the staging of diverse cultural events and the introduction of a MA in Creative and Performing Arts.
  3. Centre for Excellence in Interprofessional Education(NI)
    CEIPE (NI) developed programmes of learning and assessment designed to improve team working practices and communication between different healthcare professions and services.


the Centre for Educational Development

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 1447