Proposals are open for new Special Interest Groups

ALT’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together our Members around a common theme or topic. SIGs are an important way for ALT’s Members to share, collaborate, develop and pursue their interests with their peers.

Current SIGs include groups focussed on active learning, anti-racism, copyright, evaluation of learners' experiences and open education. If there is a topic you would like to see established as a SIG, we encourage you to submit a proposal and become an Officer of the Group.

We invite ALT Members to propose new SIGs by noon GMT on 12 April 2024.

Submit a SIG proposal


Things to consider before submitting

Before submitting a proposal, we recommend reading the Members and Special Interest Group Policy.

The proposal should include the proposed remit of the SIG and a description of its proposed benefits to ALT Members. An example SIG remit is provided in the policy and the remits of existing SIGs can be found on our website.

All proposals will be submitted to the ALT Assembly for review. The Assembly’s recommendations will be submitted to ALT’s Board of Trustees for final approval. The outcome will be communicated to proposers by 30 June 2024.

SIGs are reviewed annually and exist only as long as they remain active and Members continue to be interested in the theme/topic.

All SIGs are supported by ALT’s staff team. All SIG Officers are volunteers and unremunerated. Proposals must be submitted by those who will be an Officer of the SIG and will actively participate in its establishment. Officers of SIGs must be ALT Members in good standing. 

To discuss an idea for a SIG before submitting a proposal, email