1. Education & Student Strategy
  1. Research & Practice Informed Education
  • Research and Practice Informed Education

    Where we want to be by 2020

    City, University of London consistently offers an excellent education, informed and enriched by innovative research and sector leading practice.

    Through step-change activity we will build on existing examples of excellent and innovative practice to ensure that all our provision is consistently characterised by:

    • Innovative, relevant and engaging content and teaching
    • Delivery by teams of staff who combine research and teaching excellence, with knowledge and substantive experience of practice
    • Responsive learning environments characterised by formal and informal learning spaces, collaborative learning, engagement with sector leading practice, and independent learning and dialogue
    • Flexible and engaging course content supported, where appropriate, by advanced technology facilitating different modes of delivery
    • Recognition of the breadth of ways students develop as individuals and professionals via interactions both inside and outside our learning spaces
    • Fostering of individual talent so our students can achieve the best possible outcomes.

    Step-change activity

    Step-change activity will focus on the following areas to support the consistent realisation of our intended destination across our provision:

    1. Student engagement in learning and teaching development (e.g. utilising established and new models of students as partners)
    2. Further development of our research informed culture enabling students at all levels to develop as critical thinkers and researchers (e.g. through student education and research training)
    3. Enhanced support for doctoral students as co-providers of research and education
    4. Innovative teaching and learning (e.g. enhanced and appropriate use of educational technologies)
    5. Creative and innovative curriculum design to enable the development of graduates for the 21st Century (e.g. embedding themes such as employability, enterprise education, globalisation, education for sustainable development, cultural, ethical and social awareness)
    6. Staff engagement in educational development (e.g. relevant accreditations and qualifications, engaging in peer review, participation in professional networks).

    We will also continue to foster areas of strength in relation to:

    1. Our highly relevant, innovative, engaging, rigorous and practice focused curricula
    2. Enhancing pedagogical and academic practice (e.g. quality of feedback on student assessment, quality supervision for research students)
    3. Our approach to recognising, rewarding and sharing good practice in education across the institution.