Curriculum Redefined will create long-lasting benefits for our students and staff.
In transforming the University’s portfolio of programmes we will enhance the education, experiences, and futures of all students and through implementing an institutional framework for structuring programmes, we aim to improve work-life balance and job satisfaction for colleagues.
Curriculum Redefined will:
Drive delivery of the Student Education Strategy
- active and inclusive approaches to learning
- outstanding education underpinned and enhanced by evidence-based pedagogies, interdisciplinary teaching, and excellent use of digital resources
- an engaged and lifelong community of staff, students, alumni and partners
- a sustainable approach to delivering high-quality, research-based education.
Increase our student satisfaction and outcomes
- support for clear decision-making, and increased opportunities to personalise learning journeys for students
- real choice, timetable clash-free
- a clear, fair and innovative approach to assessment
- co-creation, positive graduate ambition and outcomes
- positively influence progression
- student-centred, inclusive learning experience for students
- Students with the required knowledge, skills, attributes and competencies to prepare for their futures.
Improve job satisfaction and work life balance
- a rationalised portfolio of programmes, reduced numbers of modules and simplified curricula will reduce workloads
- staff support and professional development to employ the most appropriate educational practices, based on evidence. Research suggests that interactive learning approaches lead to increased educator satisfaction as well as improved learning outcomes.
Increase efficiency and give back time
- delivering a rationalised portfolio of programmes with reduced numbers of modules will reduce academic and professional services costs
- rationalising our campus-based programmes and streamlining their structures will create headroom and capacity for new opportunities
- improving pedagogy and a more considered, inclusive approach to assessment.
Support other University strategic initiatives
- being an enabler for the Digital Transformation Strategy as it provides headroom and capacity that can be used to deliver some objectives without additional investment; plus, a curriculum that promotes the use of appropriate digital technologies and approaches
- being an enabler for the curriculum management project within the Student Lifecycle Programme (SLP) as it provides a simplified and consistent curriculum model, facilitating the implementation of a new curriculum management system and streamlined processes
- delivering a portfolio aligned with market opportunities leading to diversification of cohorts of international students
- enhancing programme/module content – creating greater sense of ownership and engagement with delivery of portfolio and staff will benefit from positive leadership practice.
Improve student recruitment, quality and outcomes of applicants
- enhancing the reputation for inclusive and active pedagogical approaches will improve quality and diversity of applicants
- improving the conversion rates and intake quality
- enhancing the academic quality and performance leading to improved non-continuation results and better graduate outcomes
- closing the ‘award’ gap for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented groups
- providing highly distinctive, market-led programmes and increased clarity of offering; and year-on-year improvement in applicant quality through positive impacts on the progression, satisfaction and outcomes (on graduation and beyond) of all students.
Curriculum Redefined stakeholder benefits are continually assessed and developed by the team.