University Education Strategy

The new Education Strategy (2017-2023) was approved by Senate in February 2017. The Education Strategy is based on the University Strategic Plan Our Vision Our Strategy.  It continues to focus on our aim to provide an education that is research-rich, innovative and inclusive.

University Education Strategy 2017-23 (PDF, 88kB)

Previous versions of the Education Strategy

Recognising that the Education Strategy is wide reaching in its scope, five actions from the Strategy have been prioritised for delivery in 2017/18 and 2018/19. These priority actions reflect our focus on student welfare and the student experience here at Bristol. They are of key strategic importance to the University. The actions are: 

  • Action 2.3 We will embed assessment for learning, as articulated in our Institutional Principles for Assessment and Feedback in Taught Programmes across the institution such that a common approach to assessment is formed articulating the cyclical relationship between learning, assessment and feedback and improving students’ understanding of their learning experience.
  • Action 3.5 We will enhance the employability of our students by offering, in collaboration with the Students’ Union, a wide variety of opportunities (including specifically tailored courses delivered by the Careers Service and others) for students to acquire and develop skills to enhance their competitiveness in the world of work. In particular the Careers Service will work with Schools to develop tailored Employability Partnership Agreements to align with the profile and priorities of each School.
  • Action 4.1 We will work closely in partnership with our Students’ Union to support student wellbeing and the wider University experience for all of our students.  We will develop the quality and consistency of support available across schools, professional services and residences for student wellbeing, and personal and professional development.
  • Action 4.2 We will give students’ academic support to facilitate their success at the University, supporting transition to study at University and progress through their academic programmes. We will review the academic support offered within schools via the personal tutor /senior tutor system and develop enhanced [support] provision across all schools. We will improve the coordination and promote the development of our professional support services that support student learning with particular reference to the needs of specific groups (e.g. WP and international students).
  • Action 5.1 We will work to provide the best available learning environment in terms of teaching and learning spaces, laboratory and clinical spaces, as well as resources such as books and IT systems.