The University of Roehampton has a proud history rooted in teaching and our excellence in teaching and supporting learning has been endorsed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). On the Learning and Teaching Office webpages you will find information about how we work with our students to ensure that the student voice is central to our activities; details of the teaching at Roehampton and how we work with our academic colleagues to ensure that they have every opportunity to build on their already excellent practice and information about the pedagogic research and projects we are engaged in. We work in partnership across the whole university, supporting and encouraging collaboration within and between academic departments and leading and facilitating specific projects and research that allow the sharing of ideas and practice.
The aim of the Learning and Teaching Office is to promote and encourage excellence in teaching and the support of learning across the university. At Roehampton you will find that teaching consists of a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops, practical classes, research training, skills development and placements as well as more personalised teaching arranged through research centres, Colleges, Academic Learning Advisors and Personal Tutors. Along with frequent opportunities for contact with eminent scholars, this adds up to a vibrant and dynamic learning environment for students at all levels of their study.
The office is responsible for leading the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy (2014 - 2019) supporting the CPD of all staff engaged in teaching and supporting learning through the Roehampton Professional Development Framework; running the University of Roehampton's Certificate in Academic Practice; training PhD students in teaching and learning. We have an accredited framework to ensure that all of our academic colleagues can gain national recognition for their experience and expertise in teaching and supporting learning, either through the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA).
A key area of expertise is in assisting applicants in applying for National Teaching Fellowships, of which we are proud to have seven. The centre also runs a number of events, including an annual learning and teaching conference and staff development workshops and publishes our online teaching and learning journal, Developments in Academic Practice.
'My dissertation supervisor was amazing and should be commended for her work. She gave detailed feedback on assignments and with the dissertation, listened well and was always helpful.'
'Both the teachers and my fellow students have been an inspiration and an encouragement to improve my knowledge and skills.'
'Great skills and knowledge by the tutors, enthusiasm, understanding, devotion and alternative ways of teaching.'
'The taught modules of the course were thoroughly interesting and well-taught with obvious enthusiasm from the staff for their subjects.'
The University works in partnership with students to enhance learning and teaching.View
The University has won a number of national and international awards related to teaching and supporting learning.View