Student-Led Teaching and Learning Strategy 2017-2020


Our vision is to maintain our reputation as a University, internationally renowned for teaching and research, while fostering the intellectual and personal development of students and staff, providing a supportive multicultural environment, promoting widening access and inclusiveness, and ensuring that its activities result in environmental benefit and social progress within a resilient economy. The evidence for this is contained in successive positive Institutional Review reports from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), high scores in external student surveys, and a reputation for sector-leading Welsh medium provision.


We are committed to an inclusive partnership, an approach defined in the Student Experience Strategy, ‘that goes beyond student representation and consultation, to collaboration based on an agenda of mutual respect.’ To build on this relationship, we made a conscious decision to work on this joint Teaching and Learning Strategy. Students are already represented, through the Students’ Union, on all major Task Groups and Committees involved with learning, teaching, student support, widening access and the wider student experience. The University has adopted inclusive policies and practices with regard to student participation and representation.


Our aim is that together we will make an exceptional teaching and learning experience.


Through student consultation and partnership working, we devised a student-staff steering group to oversee the development of this Strategy. We made the decision to focus on a limited number of strategic aims based on our student’s views of what was important to their learning experience. For each theme, we identified staff and students to lead discussions and develop content. Our Strategy, from beginning to end, has been authored in complete partnership, with our Students’ Union and student leaders. These strategic aims are in line with the University’s strategic plan and therefore are areas in which the University had prioritised and was already working to enhance.


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