Technical and Professional Excellence: Perspectives on learning and teaching

University Alliance today publishes a new collection of essays on teaching excellence, outlining bold new thinking from leaders in higher education.

Exploring the themes of innovation and excellence in the context of Alliance universities’ distinctive model of professional and technical education, external contributors to the collection include:

Alongside these, contributions from Alliance universities examine different aspects of excellent teaching including learning spaces that inspire, enterprise education, learning by doing and engaging employers.

Commenting University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said:

“Britain’s higher education system encompasses distinct models of excellence in teaching and learning. This diversity is both a strength and a source of innovation.

“Excellent teaching has always been at the heart of what Alliance universities do. This is shaped by close engagement with industry and the professions, characterised by teaching and assessment in real-world settings and underpinned by supporting all students to succeed.

“Given the continuing importance of this agenda in HE policy, our collection of essays is designed to inform discussion, spur debate and encourage reflection on the attributes which make teaching and learning truly excellent.”


 The full list of contributions in Technical and Professional Excellence: Perspectives on learning and teaching, alongside a foreword by Chief Executive of University Alliance and an afterword by Dr Sam Grogan, Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience, University of Salford, are:

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