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Technical and professional excellence: Perspectives on learning and teaching – Afterword

November 3, 2017 | by Dr Sam Grogan

As we’re nearing the end of the first year of operations for the Teaching Excellence Alliance (TEA) it’s timely to engage in a little reflection, look at developments to date […]

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British Council Going Global 2017

Universities and cities: Building stronger communities

November 2, 2017 | by Maddalaine Ansell

Maddalaine’s article was commissioned by the British Council for its Going Global publication, Building Nations, Connecting Cultures published in May 2017. Find out more about this publicatio...

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A provocation

November 2, 2017 | by Mark Leach

If there’s anything guaranteed to get a politician to squirm, it’s asking whether they’re happy for the policies they’re advocating to be applied to their own children. Take outrage at […]

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Spaces that inspire

November 1, 2017 | by Mike Clark, Director of Estates and Facilities Management, University of Brighton

The scale of capital investment made in the UK higher education estate over the last five years is staggering, with some £2.75bn spent in the 2014/15 financial year alone. This […]

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Enterprise education

October 31, 2017 | by Professor Jane Turner

Enterprise education, defined by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education as ‘the process of equipping students (or graduates) with an enhanced capacity to generate ideas and the skills to...

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Engaging employers

October 30, 2017 | by Professor Tim Thornton

Although many Alliance universities only became universities in and after 1992, most grew out of institutions with a longer history. For example, the University of Huddersfield became a university ...

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Getting to grips with teaching excellence

October 27, 2017 | by Rachel Clarke

From robots to animation, haptic technology to virtual reality, fashion design to curriculum design, our group of universities are transforming how students learn – and equally importantly, acquire...

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The Success for All programme: challenging the assumptions

October 27, 2017 | by Professor Eunice Simmons

Differential in-course progression, attainment and outcomes for different student groups are apparent across much of UK higher education. At Nottingham Trent University (NTU), the first systematic ...

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Learning by doing

October 26, 2017 | by Ian Dunn

The education strategy at Coventry University has long been based on an enquiry-led approach to learning. The premise is that, whilst we all learn differently, most people learn best by […]

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Blurring the boundaries: co-creation in technical education and across the sector

October 25, 2017 | by Hannah Sketchley, Policy Officer, NUS

Co-creation of education fosters a more democratic education system. It sits within a wider set of values about the role that education plays in society. Co-creation provides opportunities for stud...

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