Leeds Beckett University is a modern university based in the vibrant city of Leeds, the biggest UK financial district outside of London. We have around 2,900 staff and a large and diverse community of more than 28,000 students from almost 100 countries around the world. We have collaborative partnerships in the UK and internationally. Our vision is to be an “excellent, accessible, globally engaged university.” Teaching excellence is at the heart of our culture and academic practice, focusing on providing an excellent education and experience for students.
Professor Phil Cardew, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, explained: “Our Education Strategy has been developed through listening and partnership working with students, staff, employers and our Students’ Union. Focusing on this strategy will ensure that we deliver an excellent education and experience for all. In order to evaluate the excellence of our education and the experiences of our students we will use a range of measures including the National Student Survey, the progression rates of our students, our graduate employment rates as well as a number of other external metrics.”
At Leeds Beckett University, one of the core objectives is to provide an excellent education and experience for all their students. Their Education Strategy has been developed and agreed in support of this objective and sets out a philosophy and broad principles for the development of academic curricula, the development of student support and the development of our regulatory frameworks. This strategy is at the heart of everything they do and was developed to drive the quality of their teaching and learning.
Launched in 2016, the Education Strategy has three main strands of activity – The Learning Pathway, The Student Support Framework and Process Reform. The Learning Pathway focuses on enhancing teaching and course delivery to further support students to flourish as independent learners, critical thinkers and capable citizens. The Student Support Framework provides a coherent support environment for their students which encompasses all aspects of their academic, and professional needs (offering specialist personal support when appropriate). Through Process Reform we will ensure that their Academic Principles and Regulations guarantee the security of the standards of their awards, support enhancement, and fully value academic responsibility and expertise.
“Being shortlisted for these awards helps to underline our growing reputation nationally and internationally as we continue to strive to deliver an excellent professional education for all of our students.”
Professor Peter Slee, Vice-Chancellor