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Exeter’s teaching celebrated at awards ceremony

The University of Exeter was amongst a select group of institutions celebrated for its teaching excellence within a major new global teaching award.

Exeter was one of 27 finalists worldwide in the Global Teaching Excellence Award, run by the Higher Education Academy in partnership with Times Higher Education.

The award, which was held for the first time this year, recognises universities with strong institution-wide approaches to driving up education standards.

The judging panel said of Exeter:

“Student engagement was particularly strong, as demonstrated by the Institution-level ‘Students as Change Agent’ programme, which has implemented several hundred projects.”

Representatives from the University and Students’ Guild, including the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Tim Quine were in London for the awards ceremony (pictured).

“As a finalist for the Global Teaching Excellence Award, we are delighted to be recognised globally with other top institutions for our teaching excellence, which comes just weeks alongside being rated Gold in the first Teaching Excellence Framework assessment earlier this year,” said Tim.

“This is further affirmation of the effect of our pan-University approach to a partnership built around excellence in education between our students and staff.”

British universities made up more than half of the shortlist, while universities from Australia, Norway, Hong Kong, South Africa, Switzerland and the Netherlands completed the finalists.

Professor Stephanie Marshall, HEA Chief Executive, said, “With high quality submissions from around the world, I think this award has really captured the imagination of the higher education sector and will help raise the profile of teaching globally.

“The 27 finalists all had compelling submissions in meeting the criteria of leadership, teaching and student support, and we are delighted to recognise that outstanding work and share the learning from GTEA.”

Date: 5 September 2017

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