Learning and Teaching
We have a reputation for transforming students with outstanding potential from diverse, non-traditional backgrounds into successful graduates able to pursue their chosen paths after leaving us.
DMU is proud to be recognised as a university ranked Gold under the TEF. This Gold award recognises a range of strengths for which DMU has become well-known – teaching excellence, an outstanding student experience, high student employability, a wide range of volunteering opportunities, a determination to widen participation in higher education, and an unwavering commitment to improving student achievement.
In our Strategic Plan 2018-2023, we have committed to an approach to learning, teaching and the student experience that sees every student supported individually. Students will be recognised as co-creators of knowledge within our scholarly community. It will be an approach that empowers our academics to challenge current conventions around learning, teaching and assessment, allowing them to ensure each student is able to maximise their potential. Supporting a wide range of accessible co-curricular activities will also be a crucial part of this approach and will be seen as complementary to students’ learning activities.
Our learning environment is genuinely inclusive, enabling all students to participate in it equally. This requires the full and innovative use of technologies that support the co-creation of knowledge and enable students to take ownership of their learning journey.
A focus for our approach is Universal Design for Learning, an innovative framework for teaching, learning and assessment at DMU which aims to provide an inclusive learning environment for our students and further enhance their experience with us.
Our curricula will be increasingly interdisciplinary, contemporary and relevant, and increased flexibility will be required as the learning patterns of our students change to incorporate placements of varying lengths and co-curricular activities, such as volunteering, that add real value to their future success.