Top 20 ranking for academics with teaching qualification

December 2016

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle University College (WUC) has been listed in 18th place in a national table which demonstrates the proportion of academic staff with a known teaching qualification.

The data released by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) compares 130 universities in England and shows that 69% of WUC academic staff have a known teaching qualification against the sector average of 44%.

HEFCE states that “information about teaching qualifications has been identified as important to students and is seen as an indicator of individual and institutional commitment to teaching and learning”.

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lesley Graham, said: “The teaching experience at WUC is central to everything we do. We are delighted with the outcome of the data as it clearly demonstrates how WUC has some of the best-qualified staff in the sector. We strive to give our students the best possible experience whilst studying with us and we know that high quality teaching is at the heart of that.”