Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism

The HEA supports a large network of learning and teaching practitioners involved in hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism throughout the UK. We provide funding, events, resources and a large number of opportunities to network with hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism learning and teaching practitioners from a variety of institutions and roles.

We initiate, gather and disseminate examples of good practice in learning, teaching and assessment which have been developed and successfully implemented by hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism specialists in institutions across the UK. We offer a unique focal point and will help you stay in touch with what matters in learning and teaching in hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism.
We aim to:

  • organise wide-ranging continual professional development activities for learning and teaching in hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism
  • disseminate good practice and innovation in learning and teaching of hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism
  • provide information and resources relating to pedagogic research as it relates to hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism, and directly engage with pedagogical research activities
  • maintain and develop contacts with professional bodies and other relevant national organisations to influence the development of policy and practice in hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism.

Support at subject level is at the heart of our work and we will continue to deliver and develop the services which are most valued by those working in hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism.

2012 Legacies for Learning Olympics and Paralympics OER Special Collection

A number of resources were commissioned and developed by the HEA for the development of Open Access and Open Educational Resources on the theme of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and their legacy. The project’s purpose was to identify, develop as necessary, make accessible and promote resources which can support higher education programmes in engaging students in learning. Some of the resources are specifically related to the 2012 London Games; others highlight and examine more generic issues and questions associated with the Olympics and Paralympics.

These resources are hosted by Oxford Brookes University and they can be found here on Oxford Brookes' website.