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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 in the country to commit to the best practice framework.

The aim of adopting the Student Success Framework is to create a more consistent and integrated approach to curriculum design, as well as enhancing its digital offering.

The University of Derby will adopt seven principles including, supporting student attainment, development their skills as independent learners, connecting across disciplines and enabling them to become 'game changers'.

Commenting on the commitment, Professor Malcolm Todd, the University's Provost (Academic) 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."

Separately the National Student Satisfaction Survey reported in July last that teaching satisfaction has risen to 88%.