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Huddersfield Has among the Best Qualified Teachers

Posted by Richard Ward in

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Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows that 94% of Huddersfield staff hold a teaching qualification, which is considerably higher than any other university.

Moreover, HESA demonstrates that 96 per cent of teaching staff at Huddersfield hold a higher degree, such as a Masters or better. This is an increase of two percentage points since last year, meaning that Huddersfield remains ahead of any UK university, with only some small, specialist colleges returning better figures.

The number of lecturers that hold doctorates has also risen and now stands at 70%. It means that the proportion of staff with a doctorate is now on par with that at Cambridge and ahead of institutions like Warwick, Birmingham, Leeds, LSE and UCL.

Commenting on the latest figures, the University of Huddersfield's Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tim Thornton, said: "Our new strategy commits to inspiring global professionals - that's why it matters that we are the leaders among UK universities for teaching-qualified staff, and ensure 100 per cent of academic staff hold or are registered for a doctorate so our students get a first-class education from people whose expertise includes original research in their subject areas."