Learning and teaching

The University aims to provide an excellent student learning experience in an environment enriched by research so that students may develop intellectually and individually.

The University is justifiably proud of its teaching and has an excellent record in reviews carried out by the Quality Assurance Agency and a number of other bodies. We are committed to building on this success and to maintaining our position among other universities worldwide.

Learning, teaching and assessment is supported in a variety of ways from University policies to services whose remit is to support academic colleagues.

  • Academic Quality and Partnerships Office - provides a range of support for schools and individual members of staff involved in teaching, supporting student learning, and assessment.
  • The University Education Strategy - learning in Partnership is based on the University Vision and Strategy 2009-16 and takes forward the priorities relating to education and the student experience.
  • Cultivating Research and Teaching Excellence (CREATE) - the CREATE CPD scheme contributes to the University’s commitment to research and educational excellence by providing academics and professional services an opportunity to enhance their practice in the context of working in a world class research-intensive university.
  • Education policy and guidance - documents, policy and guidance that has been introduced by the University in the areas of learning, teaching and assessment.
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