Academic excellence lies at the heart of all our courses.

In its most recent report into the quality of our teaching, the Quality Assurance Agency praised us for our ‘continuous and systematic improvement of the student experience’ and identified our approach to quality enhancement to be a key factor in our good practice.

Professor David Green, the University's Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, said: “In recent years the University of Worcester has consolidated its excellent national reputation for academic quality on our biggest programmes, which educate future teachers, nurses and midwives. This independent audit report studied the entire work of the University at every level and across the range.”

 

"We are delighted to have received so many commendations... particularly for the work we do to provide educational opportunities for disabled students and to promote unusually high rates of employability."

Professor David Green, Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive

Teaching Excellence Framework

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We have been awarded a silver rating in the first ever national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The assessors, who inspected the educational results for every university in England, found that Worcester “delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students” and “consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education”.

The panel noted that we excel at teaching which encourages high levels of student engagement and commitment to learning and study. Including “excellent levels” of contact time and schemes that involve students in the process of enhancing their own learning experience.

You can read more about what is the TEF?

Employability opportunities

We embed employability into our curriculum which means that our graduates are some of the most sought after by employers throughout the country. We have many links with employers through our placement schemes and provide significant support to further boost the employability of our students.

Support structure

Our comprehensive Student Online Environment is tailored to each individual student to ensure that every student has the level of support and guidance they need throughout their studies.

Through schemes like our Student Academic Representatives (StARS) initiative, we have enhanced student representation throughout the University, ensuring that every student’s voice and opinion can be heard at the highest level. This, combined with the development of our Link Tutor Forum (to share good practice across the institution) and our inclusive approach in working with collaborative partners, means that all of our students benefit from true academic excellence at the heart of their course.

Degree Outcomes Statement

The University undertakes a number of measures to ensure that our qualifications accurately recognise, demonstrate and celebrate the academic success of our students.  During 2019/20 we have analysed our data on the proportions of degree classifications we award and reviewed this range of measures to ensure that all of our students – be they past, present or future – receive qualifications of which they can be proud. 

The outcome of this analysis and review is contained within our Degree Outcomes Statement, which was written in response to the Statement of Intent produced by the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment.  The Degree Outcomes Statement was approved by the University’s Board of Governors in June 2020.

 

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