Portrait of  Wilma Teviotdale Wilma Teviotdale

w.w.teviotdale@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472390


Position: Director of Learning Development - The Business School
Qualifications: BA, MSc, CTA, FCA, FHEA

Wilma joined the university after 12 years’ professional experience as a Chartered Accountant working for an international firm. Now Head of Department, she is responsible for ensuring that all the teaching and research programmes are of the highest quality and equip our students for the world of work.

Wilma has completed a term of office as the President of the West Yorkshire Society of Chartered Accountants, one of the largest regional bodies of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Immediately following this appointment, Wilma has been elected to ICAEW's Council which is its main governing body and she is one of only 84 Council members who represent chartered accountants worldwide. Concurrently, she is a member of ICAEW’s Learning and Professional Development Board which provides strategic advice on their educational and professional training aims and objectives.  She has also been a director, trustee and Council member for the Association of Accounting Technicians, another global accountancy body. These appointments follow significant periods of professional accountancy body involvement including committee membership of the Education and Training Committee of the local district society of ICAEW and over ten years’ experience as the Chief Examiner for the Institute’s Financial Reporting paper sat by all aspiring Chartered Accountants. Maintaining close links with professional accountancy bodies is an important aspect of the Department’s work and Wilma has also been the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Advocate for the University, following work as a CIMA Assessor of other university programmes in accounting and finance.

Wilma’ s professional body work fits well with the Department's Partners in Accountancy initiative which provides links to chartered accountancy firms in the West Yorkshire region. This brings qualified accountants into the Department’s courses to lead sessions with students to enhance their technical understanding and skills and to develop their employability skills and makes sure they are well placed to obtain jobs in a competitive market.

As a Senior Manager in the University, Wilma takes a leading role in key committees in the Business School and across the University. Wilma has taken the lead on teaching and learning in the Business School in the past and she developed its Learning Development Group (LDG) for the Business School which supports staff in developing our innovative approaches to teaching and learning and also supports our students in a range of academic skills for learning. Most recently, Wilma has created a new research group in the School, Business Education Research Group (BERG), which brings together colleagues from LDG and disciplines within the School with a common interest in enhancing the student experience though educational research. Wilma was delighted that LDG and BERG attracted the annual conference for the Association of Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDHE) which was hosted in the Business School in April 2014.

Wilma was also part of the QAA Subject benchmark 2016 review of Accounting statement as a panel member. This involves working with other Accounting and Finance academics and professionals drawn from universities, professional bodies and employers nationally.


  • FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • FCA - Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • CTA – Chartered Tax Advisor, Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • MSc Financial Management – University of the West of England
  • BA (Hons) Accountancy – University of Strathclyde

Research and Scholarship

Research Group Leader – Business Education Research Group - Current projects include an investigation of Accounting students perceptions and experiences of group working, underpinning their professional development; an investigation into the scholarship of teaching and learning within an Accounting department with a view to improving student learning and performance.

Teaching and learning strategies

  • 2016 - University funded (£32,000) teaching and learning project into Assessment Criteria and how students understand and engage effectively to  improve student performance.
  • 2010 - Higher Education Academy project EQUIP  - leading a cross-university team of staff developing virtual learning environment applications in teaching and learning.
  • 2006 – 2010 - Successful HEFCE TQEF bid 2006 - 2010 - £205,000 to support Effective Use of Formative Assessment in the curriculum.
  • 2004 – 2006 – Successful HEFCE TQEF bid - £56,000 to support PDP developments. Two year project.
  • 2000 – HEFCE Foundation degree development funding - £70,000; part of team developing the use of virtual learning environment, Blackboard, underpinning delivery of knowledge modules. Liaison with partners in Further Education and with Employers for delivery of professional development and work-based learning elements.  Foundation degree with first direct bank resulted.
  • 1999/2000 - Teaching Fellowship obtained for £13,000 to develop more flexible strategies for delivery of modules to part-time students. This involved consideration of electronic and paper-based means and balance of class contact and distance learning approaches; primary application to ACCA course programme, also informed later work on foundation degrees.

Self Assessment: Confrontation or Collaboration (funded by research grant under RAE (NFF) of £1,700). This resulted in publications with Susan Thompson, co-recipient of grant. Completed 2000.

Development of multi-disciplinary case studies with member of Department of Accountancy under a project grant of £12,000 from the Enterprise in Higher Education Initiative (completed 1993/94). Case studies development involved liaison with local employers to simulate ‘real-life’ situations. Via contacts with local firms of chartered accountants, access was given to their accounting systems and data. Case studies were used on undergraduate and professional accountancy programmes.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Teviotdale, W., Clancy, D., Fisher, R. and Hill, P. (2017) ‘Group work and undergraduate accounting students: a Bourdieusian analysisResearch in Post-Compulsory Education . ISSN 1359-6748


Teviotdale, W. and Clancy, D. (2014) ‘Implementing a change initiative within a university department of accountancy and finance to improve teacher practice and student learning’. In: Higher Education Close Up Research Making a Difference, 21st - 23rd July 2014, Lancaster University


Teviotdale, W (2009) Teaching intervention: final report Huddersfield, UK: The University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)


Ahmed, N. and Teviotdale, W. (2008) ‘Formative Assessment in Higher Education’. In: BMAF Annual Conference 2008 The Learning and Teaching Agenda in the UK: National Perspectives but Common Concerns?, 29th – 30th April 2008, Edinburgh, UK


Teviotdale, W. and Thompson, S. (1999) ‘Self assessment: revenue authorities v. taxpayers: a state of conflict?British Tax Review (4), pp. 272-283. ISSN 0007-1870


  • ICAEW Council Member – 2013 – 2017
  • QAA Subject Benchmark panel member for Accounting, 2016.
  • ICAEW Learning and Professional Development Board member – 2015 ongoing
  • AAT Council Member – 2013 – 2015
  • President, ICAEW – West Yorkshire District Society – 2012 – 2013
  • External panel expert for Manchester Metropolitan University – programmes with HMRC and ICAEW December 2012
  • Deputy President – ICAEW – West Yorkshire District Society – 2011 – 2012
  • Committee Member – ICAEW – West Yorkshire District Society – 2008 ongoing
  • Committee Member – Huddersfield and District Society of Chartered Accountants – 2010 ongoing

Research Degree Supervision

Current Supervision – PhD candidate - Accounting Education Research, Libya; PhD candidate: Employability and Accounting undergraduates

Enterprise Activities

Foundation degree development and subsequent delivery with first direct bank, 2000 - 2004

Teaching and Professional Activities

Wilma teaches MSc Accounting module International Corporate Reporting Issues and MSc Finance module Finance Theories and supports Advanced Corporate Reporting at undergraduate level.


EARLI Higher Education Conference, Amsterdam - July 2016
Problematizing the measurement of students’ personal epistemologies. with D Clancy and H Hyytinen and L Postareff (Centre for University Teaching and Learning, University of Helsinki).

Lancaster University HECU7- July 2014
Implementing a change initiative within a university department of accountancy and finance to improve teacher practice and student learning, with D Clancy.  Full conference paper.

District Society Office holder’s Conference - February 2013: Developing ICAEW Strategy regionally
Higher Education Institutions Conference - January 2013: Developing partnerships with professional firms.

The ABS Learning and Teaching conference in association with the Higher Education Academy HEA – Innovation in challenging times - April 2012:
Assisting the enhancement of pedagogic practice in formative assessment: experiences in a Business School Business School

University of Huddersfield – Teaching & Learning Conference – September 2011:
Assessment and Feedback – Workshop on implementing the university’s Assessment and Feedback Strategy

University of Huddersfield – Active and Interactive Learning – Sharing Best Practice Conference - November 2010
Assessment and Feedback Strategies – Experiences from the Business School – Conference Paper

University of Huddersfield - Teaching & Learning Conference - Sept 2008
The era of e-learning: using IT- based multiple choice-questions as a method of formative assessment – Conference Paper. With Nisreen Ahmed

Higher Education Academy HEA Business Management, Accountancy and Finance Annual Conference, Edinburgh – April 2008:
Formative Assessment in Higher Education – Full Conference Paper

University of Salford - Education in a Changing Environment Conference - Sept 2007:
The Value of Formative Assessment in Higher Education - Workshop. With Nisreen Ahmed