Learning and Teaching

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The Directorate for Learning and Teaching brings together the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the Department of Library and Learning Services.

Together with colleagues from across the University, we promote enhancements in learning and teaching practices and support students in accessing high quality support and resources.

View our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy, which sets out our commitment to personalised, active and independent experiences for all learners, research informed and employer engaged learning and teaching, inclusive and collaborative curriculum and delivery, digitally enabled education, and championing teaching excellence. 

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The Suffolk Learning Experience

At Suffolk, the majority of our undergraduate programmes are delivered as 'block and blend', an innovative way of delivering learning and teaching, and we believe has many advantages for our students.

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Schools Liaison and Access Teams

The Schools Liaison and Access Teams organise a range of events and activities to help prospective students find out about the range of options in Higher Education and at the University of Suffolk specifically.

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Library and Learning Services

Library and Learning Services is at the heart of the academic journey for all University of Suffolk staff, students and researchers.

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CELT Executive

Dr Ellen Buck

Ellen is Director of Learning and Teaching and is a member of the University's Senior Leadership Team.

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Chantalle Hawley

Chantalle joined the University at its inception in 2007, and now works as Assistant Director of Student Life.

Robert Ellis

Rob is Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and the Student Experience as well as the Director of Life Sciences.

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Dr Sam Chenery-Morris

Sam brings a wealth of experience having been at the University since 2006.

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Dr Fran Hyde

Fran joined the University of Suffolk in August 2018 as a Course Leader and Lecturer in Marketing.

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Dr Christopher Huggins

Christopher is Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and Student Experience and Associate Professor in Politics.

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Laura Pennie

Laura is Deputy Academic Registrar and is an active member of the Association of University Administrators (AUA), and the Academic Registrar's Council (ARC).

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Dr Javiera Atenas

Javiera leads the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP) and is Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching Enhancement.

For the University of Suffolk, maintaining and enhancing the quality of our provision is paramount.

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Quality Assurance

It is not enough for our students to gain awards which are consistent with the standards expected of the higher education sector - we want them to have the best possible learning experience on the way. This means listening to our students and working with them to continuously improve what we do. 

It is important for the University of Suffolk to ensure that what we deliver aligns with the standards expected of higher education in the UK. We do this by making sure that we are regularly scrutinised by academics from elsewhere in the university sector who are able to offer valuable advice on our provision. This includes regular feedback from the external examiners appointed to each of our courses and external input in the development and ongoing review of our courses. In addition, where appropriate, we have sought external accreditation of our courses by professional bodies. Extensive input from employers also serves to ensure that our provision is vocationally relevant and improves the employability of our graduates.


More Information

Find out more about the University's course approval, modification and review processes, and the University's links with a range of PSRBs.

Course approval, modification and review Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies
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