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Our new Learning and Teaching Strategy outlines aspirations for our provision from July 2016 to 2021. Over 600 staff, students and external stakeholders were involved in the consultation which took place between November 2015 and May 2016.

The final version of the Strategy, entitled 'Learning & Teaching at the University of Sheffield 2016 - 2021' was approved at Council on 11 July and celebrated at a University-wide launch event on 10 November 2016. You can see the presentations from the launch event in the film below.

On the right hand side of this page in the downloads box you will find available for download the full Strategy document, the summary leaflet and the circle diagram outlining our priorities for 2016 - 2021.


Consultation themes

Three broad themes were chosen to build upon the progress made during our previous Strategy (2011 – 2016), and also to align closely with the institutional priorities set out in the University’s new Strategic Plan:

Cultivating outward-facing curricula
Developing a flexible approach
Supporting and sustaining Learning & Teaching Excellence

We held a range of events relating to the above themes. A summary of each event is available on the above pages.

Pathway to approval

The launch of the Strategy was celebrated at a University-wide event on 10th November 2016. The draft Strategy was approved by Council on 11th July 2016. It had previously been reviewed at Senate on 22nd June. A draft was made available to staff, students and alumni for comment between the 27th April until 11th May 2016, and went forward to Learning & Teaching Committee on 18th May for discussion, where it was recommended to Senate for approval. The University's Executive Board reviewed the amended draft on 7th June, and further slight changes were made prior to Senate. For further information on steps followed in the consultation, please see the key milestones page.

To shape the draft Strategy we held a range of events from November 2015, structured around three key themes, to which staff and students were invited to get involved. These events were hosted by our Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching, alongside a number of directors of learning and teaching. Summaries of the events are available on the theme pages below. Specific Faculty consultation events were also held throughout early 2016, and an online consultation on the draft document was held between 27th April and 11th May 2016.