Professional development which is contextualized in individual practice and closely linked to the day-to-day professional concerns of the Centre has always been a part of the Centre’s distinctive profile. In 2011-2012, a number of staff members were moving towards completion of their doctoral studies. Other staff were awarded prizes for their work and obtained research grants. Several staff members were engaged in activities with journals and international bodies such as TESOL and BAAL. All these have increased the influence and profile of the Centre while professionally developing the staff members involved.
In 2012-13 we continued to run our highly successful series of seminars. Conference participation at local and international level continued to be the Centre’s mission for professional development. Staff also participated in conferences around the world, several as keynote or plenary speakers.