Strategic Excellence Initiative for Vice-Chancellors or Principals

<strong>Strategic Excellence Initiative</strong> for Vice-Chancellors or Principals

In February 2015 the HEA launched a prestigious new scheme aimed at senior leaders to focus attention on corporate level responsibilities in learning and teaching; to identify and share innovative practice; and to recognise and promote the strategic leadership of excellence more broadly.

We were delighted with the response from Vice-Chancellors and Principals. In total we have sponsored 25 excellence initiatives and 9 enhancement initiatives, selected from a highly competitive field of over 80 institutions.

The initiative is about sharing best practice for the benefit of students across higher education. In sharing best practice, we aim to support the development of high impact approaches to excellence and create tangible learning and teaching resources and case studies that we can disseminate to the sector.

Excellence initiatives

The 25 institutions below were funded for excellence initiatives:

Employability by design - Aston University

Postgraduate research student experience: collaborating for success - Bangor University

Global talent programme - Bournemouth University

Improving transition from school/college to university - Brunel University London Creativity in business entrepreneurship education - Falmouth University Empowering artists of future through transformational feedback model - Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Student achievement and graduate employability - Hartpury College

Harnessing effective engagement with engagement data - Liverpool John Moores University

Review and development of a new strategic framework - Manchester Metropolitan University

Digital literacies and cultural/organisation change - Northumbria University

Learning gain: active citizenship - Oxford Brookes University

Effective learner analytics - Plymouth University

Re-conceiving assessment – a foundation for change - Queen's University Belfast

Diversity in graduate employability - Ravensbourne

Leading excellence in attainment and positive action - Staffordshire University

Collaboration in Doctoral training - University of Bath

Capturing learning gain from work placements - University of Dundee

Measurement of teaching excellence - University of East Anglia

Making electronic feedback effective - University of Essex

Using international benchmarks to drive university strategy - University of Huddersfield

Curriculum change methodology and metrics - University of Hull

Immersive learning - University of South Wales

Promoting inclusive and engaged student learning with analytics - University of the West of Scotland

Development of College of Teaching and Learning - University of Wolverhampton


Developing Programme Leadership and developing Programme Leaders - University of York