Dear Colleagues


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We’re excited to report that the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE) issue 13 is now live online – go to:


This contents of this edition are as follows:



Coaching placements and incidental learning - how reflection and experiential learning can help bridge the industry skills gap

Philippe Michel Crisp



An examination of developmental assets and academic performance in higher education sport students

Martin Ian Jones



Embedding learning development; a model for collaborative practice

Laura Minogue, Carole Murphy, Kim Salmons


Case Studies

Neither ‘bolt-on’ nor ‘built-in’: benefits and challenges of developing an integrated skills curriculum through a partnership model

James Cairns, Tamara Hervey, Oliver Johnson



The person-centred approach in maths skills development: examining a case of good practice

Russell Delderfield, Helen McHattie


Opinion Pieces

Development of the ALDinHE recognition scheme: Certifying the ‘Learning Developer’ title

Steve Briggs


Our next edition will be a special volume linked to the 2018 ALDinHE conference. The deadline for submission is 5pm on Monday 4th June for draft papers, opinion pieces or case studies based on work presented at the conference. Items received will then be sent for review during June.  We are always keen to receive ideas for papers and other material for future editions – these can be submitted via the JLDHE site at any time.


Best wishes and happy reading from the editorial team:


Christopher Drew Teesside University

Sue Eccles Bournemouth University

Amanda French Birmingham City University

Andy Hagyard University of Leeds

John Hilsdon University of Plymouth

Christina Howell-Richardson Birkbeck, University of London

Craig Morley University of Chester

Lucy Rai Open University

Gita Sedghi University of Liverpool

Alicja Syska University of Plymouth, UK


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