Ms Pollyanna Magne

Ms Pollyanna Magne

Programme Director for PGCAP

Teaching & Learning Support


Programme Director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)
Educational Developer

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional Biography: Polly has worked in Higher Education since 2001. She is an Educational Developer who works alongside academic colleagues to enhance the teaching, learning and assessment experience for students. She is also the Programme Director of a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) which incorporates innovative design and a range of pedagogic approaches. Much of Polly’s external consultancy work is informed by her research which includes: effective feedback; dynamic curriculum design; inclusive assessment practice, and internationalisation.


MA Ed. PGCert LTHE.  PGCE.BA (Hons).

Professional membership

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) Current
Staff and Educational Development Association Member (SEDA)  Current
Institute of Lecturers and Teachers in Higher Education (ILTHE) 2003-2005
National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) 1997-2002

Teaching interests

Polly is an educational developer with a passion for creating dynamic and participative learning environments. With more than 25 years experience in the classroom Polly's teaching interests cover a broad spectrum with particular expertise in:

Curriculum design

Assessment Design

Dynamic classroom facilitation

Effective feedback

Global learning

Academic writing retreats

Research interests

I am an educational researcher and practitioner with a passion for creating dynamic teaching and learning environments. My current research is on the international curriculum and the role critical global learning. Previous research projects include: Inclusive Assessment Design;Giving Effective Feedback; and Transnational Education.

Findings from these research projects have been used to inform and developpolicy at the University of Plymouth.  Outputs in the form of teachingresources are available at 

Key publications are highlighted

Magne PJ, Poverjuc O & Heffernan T 2017 'Pedagogies across borders: perspectives from teaching staff and students engaged with transnational programmes in Hong Kong' Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 12, (1) 45-62
Magne PJ 2016 'Internationalisation in Higher Education: The intentions were good, but where do we take it from here?' Educational Developments 16, (4) 18-21 PEARL
Magne PJ 2014 'Internationalisation and curriculum development: why and how?' Journal of Pedagogic Development (3) 74-81 Author Site PEARL
Magne PJ 2012 'Assessment equivalence frameworks: to be or not to be?' Educational Developments 1, (13) 25-28 PEARL
Magne PJ & Reid M 2013 'Abandoned watercraft as a teaching resource' in Seeb SK; Richards N The archaeology of watercraft abandonment New York Springer
Other Publications
Magne P 0 NHSU Learning Development Workshops CD resource. 20040101 0
Magne PJ 0 7 steps to internationalising teaching and learning. Plymouth Plymouth University. 0 0
Magne PJ, Dawson J & Sentito E 0 Giving effective feedback, 'feed-in' and 'feedforward'. Magne P Plymouth Plymouth University 0 0
Magne PJ & Miller W 0 Inclusive assessment design and delivery in the disciplines. Miller W; Collings J; Kneale P Plymouth Plymouth University 0 0 59-63 Publisher Site