Portrait of Dr Pat Hill Dr Pat Hill

p.a.hill@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472170


My experience as a mature student gave me a deep interest in teaching and learning and this fascination grew as I engaged with students of vastly different abilities in my teaching. My PhD research began from the observation that students often graduated with the same idiosyncrasies in their writing that they started with. It has evolved into an exploration of the tensions and complexity surrounding the development of student writing in a higher education system which is struggling to move from the position of an elitist filter for high flyers to one which offers the opportunity for the realisation of potential to a much wider student body.

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests:

The impact of feedback and assessment on student learning

Curriculum integration of generic skills

Writing development

Standard English as a tool of discrimination.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Hill, P. and Tinker, A. (2017) ‘Academic skills provision and learning development: situation, synergy and sustainability’. In: Exploring Academic Skills Provision at UK HIgher Education Institutions, 23 April 2017, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Teviotdale, W., Clancy, D., Fisher, R. and Hill, P. (2017) ‘Group work and undergraduate accounting students: a Bourdieusian analysisResearch in Post-Compulsory Education , 22 (3), pp. 334-354. ISSN 1359-6748


Tinker, A. and Hill, P. (2015) ‘Curriculum Collaboration: Combining Strengths to Develop Student Learning’. In: ALDinHE 2015: The Learning Development Conference, 30th March – 1st April 2015, Southampton Solent University


Tinker, A. and Hill, P. (2014) ‘Learning journeys: sharing resources for embedding progressive learning development’. In: 11th ALDinHE Conference: Learning Development Spaces and Places, 14th -16th April 2014, University of Huddersfield


Abdullah, F., Ward, R., Catterall, S., Hill, P. and Wilson, D. (2013) ‘An investigation of the factors that influence engagement with CPD within e-portfolios used for accredited Higher Education course’. In: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2013 : CEARC'13. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 80-86. ISBN 9781862181212

Drozynska, A., Hill, P., Jabbar, A., Ireland, C. and Woods, P. (2013) ‘Analysing feedback on written assignments to produce reusable audiovisual feedback’. In: Teaching Writing Across Languages and Cultures, 7th Conference of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing, 27-29 June 2013, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Hill, P. and Tinker, A. (2013) ‘Integrating Learning Development into the Student ExperienceJournal of Learning Development in Higher Education , 5. ISSN 1759667X

Bailey, R., Tinker, A. and Hill, P. (2013) ‘Ensuring Progression in Learning Development’. In: 10th ALDinHE Conference 2013: Celebrating Learning Development, 25th – 27th March 2013, Plymouth University, UK


Hill, P. and Tinker, A. (2011) ‘Embedding skills: what does it mean to learning developers, lecturers and students?’. In: 8th ALDinHE Conference. "Engaging Students - Engaging Learning", 18-20 April 2011, Queen's University, Belfast


Hill, P (2010) ‘Horses for Courses’. In: 7th LDHEN Symposium "Celebrating Partnerships in Learning", 29-31 March 2010, Nottingham Trent University

Hill, P., Tinker, A. and Catterall, S. (2010) ‘From Deficiency to Development: the evolution of academic skills provision at one UK universityJournal of Learning Development in Higher Education (2). ISSN 1759667X


Hill, P (2009) ‘Invisible writing’. In: European Association for Teachers of Academic Writing (EATAW) 2009 Conference, 30th June-2nd July 2009, Coventry University


Hill, P. and Mullen, J. (2007) ‘Writing Skills - An integrated approach’. In: 4th LDHEN Symposium: "How do students engage with learning?", 12 April 2007, Bournemouth University

Hill, P. and Mullen, J. (2007) ‘To embed or not to embed – that is the question’. In: The Study Skills Conundrum, 26th April 2007, Bournemouth

Hill, P. and Mullen, J. (2007) ‘Writing Skills - An integrated approach’. In: 4th LDHEN Symposium: "How do students engage with learning?", 12 April 2007, Bournemouth University


Hill, P (2004) ‘What do students really want from higher education?: but will it get me more marks?’. In: The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning, 27th-30th June 2004, Centro De Convenciones Pedagogicas De Cojimar, Havana, Cuba

Hill, P (2004) ‘Am I being a pedant when I say that acknowledging my students different literacy practices won't get them a job?’. In: WDHE 2004: Valuing and Evaluating Writing in HE, 11th-12th May 2004, Sheffield Hallam University


Hill, P (2001) ‘Feedback on feedback’. In: Teaching Writing in Higher Education, 26th-27th March 2001, Warwick University