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1 Student Education at Leeds Vivien Jones Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Education) Josh Smith Education Officer, LUU 24 June 2013

2 The Partnership partnership.leeds.ac.uk

3 Excellence

4 Contexts The new HE environment £9k per year – value for money? Students (and parents) as ‘customers’ Key Information Statistics (‘KIS’) ABB+/ Student Number Control Widening Participation / Fair Access The MOOC phenomenon Other changes curriculum New technologies Accountability Quality Assurance Agency Institutional Review

5 By 2015 our distinctive ability to integrate world-class research, scholarship and education will have secured us a place among the top 50 universities in the world. As a research-intensive international University with a strong enduring reputation we strive to : create, advance & disseminate knowledge develop outstanding graduates & scholars to make a major impact upon global society A sustainable, effective & efficient organisation Financial sustainabilityValuing and developing all our staff Provide a sustainable environment with first-class facilities Deliver strategic academic development Deliver effective, efficient and standardised processes Grow and diversify sources of profitable income to invest in our future Manage risk, costs and resources to deliver our strategic priorities Align academic and financial sustainability in all faculties and schools Enhance our leadership and management capability Proactively attract, support and develop high quality staff Build and maintain world-class performance, engaging all our staff in our strategy and values Enhance our standing as an international University Inspire our students to develop their full potential Achieve an influential world-leading research profile Increase our impact on a local to global scale Embed internationalisation into our activities Create sustainable recruitment of high quality international students Develop and maintain high quality international strategic partnerships Deliver a postgraduate research experience that attracts the world’s best students Ambitiously grow our market share of research income Deliver an exceptional student experience centred on inspirational learning and teaching Recruit and support high quality students from all backgrounds Innovate to create impact from academic excellence Influence society, public policy and culture Work with business, public and third-sector partners to create social & economic benefit Deliver international excellence in all our areas of research, with defined peaks of world-leading performance Translate excellence in research and scholarship into learning opportunities for students Our stakeholders - including our staff, students, alumni, external sponsors and partners - expect the University of Leeds to …produce leading-edge research with impact..sustain a reputation for delivery and professionalism …be recognised for its vibrant, diverse, international community and culture …produce exceptional graduates who become the leaders of tomorrow …provide a stimulating environment that supports personal development Secure a safe and healthy workplace and promote organisational wellbeing …deliver outstanding learning and teaching from academics at the cutting edge of knowledge …provide lifelong membership of a network and community that continually adds value Purpose Strategic enablers Key themes Values Stakeholders & Partners Vision Academic excellence Inclusiveness Community Professionalism Integrity

6 Inspire our Students to develop their full potential Translate excellence in research and scholarship into learning opportunities for students Recruit and support high quality students from all backgrounds Deliver an exceptional student experience centred on inspirational learning and teaching Deliver a postgraduate research experience that attracts the world’s best students

7 ‘Translate excellence in research and scholarship …’ Integration of research and teaching Involvement of cutting-edge academics in teaching Involvement of students in research methodologies Students understand the value of a research-led curriculum for their future employability Curriculum Enhancement Project Research-led teaching > research-based learning Core ‘threads’: global and cultural insight; ethics and responsibility; employability Broadening strands: students benefit from the University’s breadth and interdisciplinarity

8 ‘Deliver an exceptional student experience …’ Leeds for Life ‘an entitlement for all students which helps them integrate their academic and co-curricular university experience and prepare for their future’ Owned by the individual student, it helps them: recognise the distinctiveness of their Leeds education tailor it to fit their achievements, interests and ambitions describe clearly and effectively the values, qualities and skills derived from their UoL experience

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10 ‘ Deliver an exceptional student experience …’ Futurelearn will bring together a range of free, open, online courses from leading UK universities, in the same place and under the same brand.

11 Student Education Service grounded in principles of quality, equity, consistency and opportunity for students and for its staff; works in a fully integrated way to the highest service standards; works in partnership with academic colleagues, other services and Leeds University Union, in support of the whole student experience, both curricular and co-curricular, in line with Leeds for Life; works through Cross-Institutional Functional Teams: Admissions; Exams and Assessment; Quality Assurance; Student Support; Programme Support. admissions and recruitment accommodation registration enrolment student finance examinations timetabling student records quality assurance LeedsforLife quality enhancement volunteering enterprise internships work placements employability international student support mental health and counselling disability services ‘Deliver an exceptional student experience …’

12 Service Configuration Development

13 ‘ Deliver an exceptional student experience …’

14 ‘… centred on inspirational learning & teaching’ Support for Learning and Teaching Quality assurance and enhancement Learning and Teaching Support (LTS / AQST) Staff and Departmental Development Unit (SDDU) Resources for Learning and Teaching Library Learning Technologies for Blended Learning Casebook website Project funding University Student Education Fellowships Discussion and collaboration Student Education Conference and Bulletin ‘Talking about Teaching’ Directors of SE Forum

15 ‘Recruit and support high quality students from all backgrounds’ Access Agreement £16m investment in outreach and financial support 1 in 3 students expected to benefit from our financial support package Education Engagement Strategy Faculty hubs, coordinated by Access and Community Engagement Focus on school-leavers from disadvantaged groups Contextual admissions: ‘Access to Leeds’ Aspiration-raising activities in schools and colleges ‘Reach for Excellence’ Leading role in national projects ‘Realising Opportunities’ Lifelong Learning Centre Focus on adult and part-time learners from under-represented groups Preparation for HE; Foundation provision; short courses Support for and partnership with Faculties

16 Measures of achievement Student satisfaction : NSS Student : staff ratio Home/EU conversion rates from offer to acceptance (%) Average UCAS tariff % of FT UGs from lower socio-economic groups % graduate employment Quality of assessment and academic feedback : NSS Students’ perception of whether their course is intellectually stimulating: NSS Student retention (%)

17 National Student Survey % agree Change Question categoryULSectorUL minus Sector ULSectorUL minus Sector ULSector Teaching Assessment & feedback Academic support Organisation & management Learning resources Personal development Overall satisfaction

18 National Student Survey Q. 23: ‘I am satisfied with the Students’ Union at my institution’ Leeds: 90% agree (3 rd highest nationally)

19 Leeds University Union Helping students change the things they want to change Providing advice and support through our free, confidential Advice Centre Helping students to get involved in a variety of ways

20 Leeds University Union 2 bars and 3 club venues Hidden Café and Essentials External services


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