Teaching and Learning
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Teaching methods

Research into higher education suggests that students learn best when they are actively participating, whether that be through focussed listening, discussion, problem solving or explaining to others. 


Students in the lecture theatre

Large group sessions where the whole cohort come together.


Small groups


A chance for discussion and development of ideas and communication skills.


Questions and activities in lectures

"Can I ask you about asking students questions in lectures - why do you do it and what are the benefits?"


Practicals and labs

Opportunities for hands-on exploration of new concepts.



Academic tutorials

A closer focus on individuals' progress and understanding.


Placements and work based learning

Authentic work-based settings to develop students' professional skills.



Distance learning

Being part of the University from anywhere in the world.


Problem based learning

Learning that is structured around real world scenarios.





Professional Development

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