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; inclusive assessment practice, and internationalisation.


MA Education, University of Plymouth, Dissertation title: teaching Islam post 9/11 (2007)
PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Plymouth, (2003)
PGCE Religious Education: Secondary, St Mary's University College, (1998)
BA (Hons) in Religious Studies and Music, University College of Chichester, (1996)

Professional HE roles:

Associate Professor, Programme Director :PGCAP [2008 - current]

Educational Developer [2007- current]

Learning Development Advisor [2002-2007]

Widening Participation Development Officer [2001-2002]

Previous Professional Experience:

Secondary Teacher, St Joseph's High School, Newport [1999-2001]

SecondaryTeacher, St Augustine's Technology College, Trowbridge [1998-1999]

Assistant General Manager, Bishop's Stortford YMCA [1997]

Lay chaplain, Chichester University [1994-1996]

International Welfare, Chichester University [1994-1996]

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

Creating a dynamic classroom
Designing an effective blended approach to learning

Concepts of teaching and learning: models, theory and approaches
Informed curriculum design
Innovative and inclusive assessment design
The nature of good quality feedback
Examples of tailored Continuing Professional Development workshops;
Internationlisation of programme design 
Improving the design and delivery of transnational programmes
Personal Development Planning: successfully designing it into your programme
Developing academic writing with international students
Feedback in a Problem Based Learning setting
Engaging with the Digital Learning Environment

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
Conference Papers
Magne PJ 2015 'Enhancing international curriculum design in Higher Education' Optimising Higher Education Curriculum Design London 10/11/2015 10/11/2015 online Understanding Modern Government Publisher Site
Magne PJ 2015 'Integrating internationalisation in curriculum design' Internationalising the UK Higher Education Sector. Cavendish Conference Centre, London 21/10/2015 21/10/2015 online Inside Government Publisher Site
Magne PJ 2015 'Developing an international curriculum: why and how?' Internationalising the Curriculum: What does this mean? How can we achieve it? SEDA Spring Conference Marriott Albert and Victoria Hotel Manchester 14/05/2015 15/05/2015 PEARL
Magne PJ 2015 'Embedding International Aspects into Curriculum Design and Delivery' The Future of the Higher Education Curriculum Royal College of Surgeons, London 12/03/2015 12/03/2015 PEARL
Magne PJ 2015 'Creating an international curriculum: why and how?' The Internationalisation of Higher Education: Policies, practices & pedagogies University of Roehampton 13/02/2015 13/02/2015 PEARL
Magne PJ 2014 'Resources for inclusive assessment' Inclusive assessment in practice Plymouth University 24/11/2014 24/11/2014
Bently A, Magne PJ & Wyness L 2013 'Creating an international curriculum: why and how?' Internationalisation conference Plymouth University
Magne PJ 2013 'Turning policy and research into practice: taking advantage of a captive audience!' SEDA conference Leeds
Heffernan T, Magne PJ & Poverjuc O 2012 'Pedagogies across borders: considerations and implications of the design, transfer and delivery of transnational programmes' International Conference of Educational Development Bangkok 01/01/2012
Magne PJ & Schoenborn P 2011 'Pedagogic research: approaches and impacts' International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Milwaukee, USA
Magne PJ 0 'Engaging new lecturers in pedagogical research: a strategy towards sustainable academic development' International Conference for Educational Development Barcelona 28/06/2010 30/06/2010
Magne PJ 0 'Using the student voice to inform our feedback practice and improve the quality of learning' International Conference for Educational Development Barcelona 28/06/2010 30/06/2010
Dawson J & Magne P 0 'Effective feedback: the importance of raising staff awareness of the student perspective' Pedagogical education: contemporary problems, modern concepts, theories and practices conference St Petersburg, Russia 22/10/2009 23/10/2009
Hilsdon J & Magne P 0 'Another story: narrative function and structure in academic discourse as a 'learning threshold'' Threshold Concepts conference Kingston, Ontario 18/06/2008 20/06/2008
Magne P & Hilsdon J 0 'Cracking Codes / Unpacking Purposes: Working with Academics to Support Student Writing' Writing Development in Higher Education Milton Keynes 01/01/2006
Magne P 0 'International students and academic writing: meeting the challenge. Promoting sustainable educational change' International Conference of Educational Development Sheffield Hallam 01/01/2006
Magne P & Dawson J 0 'Working with lecturers to support international students in their academic writing' Conference in Teaching & Learning NUI Galway 01/01/2006
Other Publications
Magne PJ & Miller W 2015 Inclusive assessment design and delivery in the disciplines. Miller W; Collings J; Kneale P Plymouth Plymouth University 0 0 59-63 Publisher Site
Magne PJ 2012 7 steps to internationalising teaching and learning. Plymouth Plymouth University. 0 0
Magne PJ, Dawson J & Sentito E 2011 Giving effective feedback, 'feed-in' and 'feedforward'. Magne P Plymouth Plymouth University 0 0
Magne P 0 NHSU Learning Development Workshops CD resource. 20040101 0