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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 ...

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 […]

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...

Global graduates

October 24, 2017 | by Sir Ciarán Devane

A global outlook is a vital skill for future graduates. Our next generation of leaders will need to understand international cultures and engage with governments constructively both when there is [...

The employer perspective

October 23, 2017 | by Neil Carberry

Given the UK’s future prosperity relies on the skills and ingenuity of our people, no industry has a bigger part to play in supporting economic and social growth than our […]

Innovation in teaching: tidy is good, so is untidy

October 20, 2017 | by Sir Michael Barber

Have you noticed, over the last 20 years or so, how landscape gardeners are much more willing than they were to let some quarters of London’s parks grow wild? I […]

The TEA Sandpit

October 19, 2017 | by Elizabeth Parkin

The UA Teaching Excellence Alliance staged a landmark event with our Sandpit on 12 and 13 September 2017. With over 60 people from across our member universities, we drew on a depth […]

The value of values

October 19, 2017 | by Elizabeth Parkin

On a recent #LTHE Tweetchat with the Teaching Excellence Alliance (TEA) leaders Sam Grogan and Graham Holden, people were reluctant to define excellence and not only because they only had […]

Programme Design: can the hare beat the tortoise?

October 19, 2017 | by Elizabeth Parkin

Some sectors set aside the tortoise approach to design a long time ago. In fast fashion and in computer software, for example, businesses and consumers have been reaping the benefits […]

Sheffield Hallam University: Criminology

October 17, 2017 | by Rachel Clarke

When the Criminology team at Sheffield Hallam University built a first year curriculum, it had a number of different goals: to raise student aspirations, welcome them as members of a […]