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Learning and Teaching Strategy

The Learning and Teaching Strategy sets out the path St Mary's University as a community of students, academic and professional services staff will take over the next five years to ensure we are collectively able to provide a truly distinctive student experience which draws on our traditional strengths whilst taking advantage of the opportunities that new educational approaches and new technologies provide to teach and support student learning in new ways. The main objectives of the Learning and Teaching Strategy include:

  1. To support the achievement of the objectives contained within the five ‘Pillars’ of Vision 2030.
  2. To ensure further enhancements to the learning and teaching experience for our students which takes into consideration our collective learning experiences during the COVID pandemic and that is aligned with developments in Learning Technology.
  3. To drive improved metrics that will impact positively on St Mary’s in terms of its reputation, league table position, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and future student recruitment.

The Learning and Teaching Strategy defines the distinctive values and pedagogical approaches that will underpin our teaching and how students learn. It sets out, also, how we will build and maintain an inclusive environment that enables all our students to achieve their potential and progress into further study or exciting graduate careers. 

The strategy focuses on the four distinctive themes to include our Digital Transformation, Teaching Practices, Learning Environment and Programme Design. Each theme contains specific strands and plays a critical role in shaping the future education for our community of students. 


A full copy of our St Mary's Learning and Teaching Strategy can be viewed here: Learning and Teaching Strategy

Alternatively, each section is available here: Secton 1Section 2Section 3Section 4 and Section 5