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Supporting Excellence in Teaching

Teaching and how the University supports excellence in teaching is shaped by an Education Strategy which details the University's aims for learning, teaching, assessment and the wider student experience. Reviewed and updated regularly, the Strategy ensures that students at Queen’s are receiving an education that meets their expectations and the expectations and needs of local, national and, increasingly, global stakeholders in higher education. Enshrined in the Education Strategy is the University’s commitment to the continuous enhancement of teaching. In furtherance of this commitment, the University supports a number of major initiatives. The Centre for the Educational Development is dedicated solely, as its name suggests, to improving the quality of teaching and the student’s academic experience. The University’s Teaching Awards scheme has been established to identify, acknowledge and promote good practice in learning and teaching and in teaching support. The Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund is a major fund set up to provide pump prime funding for learning and teaching developments and innovations. The Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching is the University’s own teaching qualification for new staff and for those who want to keep up-to-date with good practice. The Certificate is accredited by the Higher Education Academy and has drawn accolades from the Quality Assurance Agency’s Institutional Audit team.