Our belief is that, as well as being valued for its own sake, knowledge must be of wider value to both the individual and civil society. Our research must deliver impact, and the same has to be true of our teaching to ensure that our students develop the critical thinking skills, and the ability to operate independently and creatively in response to opportunities and challenges – attributes that are prerequisites for fulfilling their lifelong potential after graduation.
Our approach to ensuring that we deliver a consistently high quality experience for our undergraduate students is articulated in the Newcastle Offer. Phased in over a five year period, the Offer represents a systematic, institution-wide change programme to develop our strategic learning and teaching initiatives iteratively, piloting new approaches so that their development and implementation is evidence-based and takes full account of feedback from students and staff.
Newcastle University’s commitment to delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students has been recognised by a Gold award in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework of the highest quality found in the UK.