The strategy is at the heart of everything we do and was developed to drive the quality of our teaching and learning.
Launched in 2016, the Education Strategy has three main strands of activity – The Learning Pathway, The Student Support Framework and Process Reform.
The Learning Pathway focuses on enhancing teaching and course delivery to further support our students to flourish as independent learners, critical thinkers and capable citizens, whilst the Student Support Framework provides a coherent support environment for our students which encompasses all aspects of their academic, and professional needs (offering specialist personal support when appropriate).
Through Process Reform we will ensure that our Academic Principles and Regulations guarantee the security of the standards of our awards, support enhancement, and fully value academic responsibility and expertise.
Professor Phil Cardew, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, explained: “Our Education Strategy has been developed through listening and partnership working with students, staff, employers and our Students’ Union. Focusing on this strategy will ensure that we deliver an excellent education and experience for all.
“In order to evaluate the excellence of our education and the experiences of our students we will use a range of measures including the National Student Survey, the progression rates of our students, our graduate employment rates as well as a number of other external metrics.”
Our ongoing and planned investment in our teaching estate, as outlined in our Campus Masterplan, will help us create academic homes for each of our subject areas. This investment in teaching and curriculum support will improve the service offered to students as they transition from college or school to higher education. This will include an enhanced induction programme incorporated into the core curriculum for new students.
Learning experiences will be tailored to individual students with the support of psychometric profiling and improved information systems.
To read the Education Strategy please click here.