Our academics are at the forefront of their fields and their passion for their subjects drives their teaching. We believe that every student benefits from being part of a culture that is inspired by research and by being taught by experts – you will discuss the very latest ideas in seminars and tutorials and, in appropriate degree programmes, you will become an active member of a research team. Our research-intensive culture is confirmed by our recent membership of the Russell Group of research-led UK universities. Added to this is our standing as a leading research university according to the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008), where 90 per cent of our research was rated as being at internationally recognised levels.* This enables us to offer a broad range of staff expertise and hence module choice. Staff who are active in research can more easily support a style of learning that’s based on the student becoming a researcher and active learner.
*based on percentage of research categorised as 3* and/or 4*