Community for Innovation in Teaching and Education (CITE)

The Community for Innovation in Teaching and Education (CITE) is a collaborative community of educational innovators, that brings together academics, professional and technical support staff, and students from across the University, who have a passion for enhancing our students’ learning experiences.

Our shared ambition is to be creative, future-focused, self-empowered and courageous. We are working to make a visible difference, through co-creating and sharing our innovative practice, influencing policy, and placing education at the heart of the University’s activities.

CITE was launched in July 2023 to further Northumbria’s Education Strategy ambition to create ‘an education community which works together tocelebrate quality and success, sharing best practice and innovation’.

Our focus is on co-generating and articulating Northumbria’s distinctive pedagogy, as a research-intensive university in the NE of England, with a high proportion of widening participation students from the local region as well as from overseas.  We seek to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion through authentic and experiential learning.

Our activity is led by Learning Circles who explore, share and develop innovations in education practice. CITE meets twice each semester to develop the work of Learning Circles, and support Northumbria’s funded Enhancement Projects, inviting external speakers, and leading Northumbria’s annual Celebration of Education.