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Centre for Excellence in Enquiry-Based Learning

Sackville Street Building, home of CEEBL

CEEBL Documents

Download PDF of Strategic PlanStrategic Plan
PDF, 79Kb

Download PDF of Evaluation StrategyEvaluation Strategy
PDF, 202Kb

Download PDF of Interim ReportInterim Evaluation Report 2005-2007
PDF, 555Kb

Download PDF of CEEBL Final Evaluation reportCEEBL Final Self Evaluation Report
PDF, 1.5Mb

Download PDF of Interim ReportCEEBL Positioning 2008-2010

Panorama - opens in a new window360º panoramas of Centre


CEEBL enabled enquiry-based learning methods to be developed widely across the whole of the University of Manchester at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

CEEBL funded one major project in each of the four Faculties of the University (Engineering and Physical Sciences, Humanities, Life Sciences, and Medical and Human Sciences), together with a raft of smaller projects across all Faculties and in Centres based outside of Faculties.

CEEBL was structured using a ‘hub and spoke’ model — a central ‘hub’ supporting local developments through a ‘spoke’ within each Faculty.

Hub and Spoke model diagram (spokes are Faculty co-ordinators and student interns)

The Centre provided a base for a core team of staff as well as for expert staff (e.g. consultants in such areas as student development and assessment) and student interns. The Faculty spokes comprise staff experienced in developing EBL within specific disciplines.


The Centre was one of 74 Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs) awarded by HEFCE to promote excellence in teaching and learning in higher education.

The Funding Council provision of £4.5m funding over five years enabled us to extend the range and scope of Enquiry-Based Learning activity throughout the University, disseminating and supporting related initiatives across the UK sector and in an international arena.


For more information please see our Strategic Plan (PDF, 79Kb)