Learning and Teaching

Our Learning and Teaching Strategy (2016-2020) is underpinned by the three pillars of employability, academic quality and research in the curriculum. Derby is ranked in the top 20 universities in the country for teaching quality (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017) and 96.3% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of finishing their course (HESA 2017).

We are also pioneering the use of technology-enhanced learning – such as lecture recording systems, live survey tools and digital assessment technologies – across our courses to improve the quality and availability of teaching resources and help students develop their digital skills.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold

We were delighted to be awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), putting Derby in the top 20% of all UK universities.

Ian Turner Award
Students learning

Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year

Dr Ian Turner received the HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award in May in recognition of his outstanding and innovative teaching style.

Students at the heart of learning and teaching

A new Student Experience Learning and Teaching Committee (SELTC) has been established and is co-chaired by the Union of Students.

Read more in our Learning and Teaching Annual review 2016/17.