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University of Derby Signs Up to Success Framework

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The University of Derby has signed a memorandum of understanding with Advance HE, making it the first higher education institution to commit to the best practice framework.

The university hopes that by adopting the Student Success Framework it will create a more consistent and integrated approach to curriculum design, as well as enhancing its digital offering.

The University will adopt seven principles, placing students at the heart of the learning experience.

During a visit to the university, Advance HE Chief Executive Alison Johns met with Vice-Chancellor Professor Kathryn Mitchell and her Executive Team, along with other senior colleagues and students.

Commenting on the memorandum, Professor Malcolm Todd, the University's Provost said: "Today's signing reinforces the University of Derby's role in being a force for positive impact, positioning us at the forefront of the sector."

"Our aim is to embed the Advance HE Student Success Framework Series across the University, to support the broader aspects of learning and teaching in a more integrated and innovative manner. It aligns with our own Strategic Framework, which is designed to ensure our students graduate with the skills, knowledge, experience and attributes to enable them to fulfil their ambitions and make a positive contribution to the world."