Outstanding teaching and student experience

Female Biosciences students using microscope

Our students benefit from research-led learning and teaching which is stimulating, flexible and intellectually challenging.

We're ranked 2nd nationally for the impact of our research and are among the top 5 universities in the UK for research excellence.

High quality teaching

Our teaching and learning takes place in a research environment in which you can benefit from interaction with researchers who are working at the frontiers of knowledge in their discipline.  As active researchers, our academic staff are enthusiastic and committed which creates an exciting and vibrant learning community.

This has contributed to our high quality of teaching which has received robust endorsement from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education whose audit confirmed that prospective and current students, parents, teachers and graduate employers can have confidence in the quality and standards of our awards and provision.

The feedback from the latest National Student Survey is also very positive and indicates high overall levels of satisfaction among our students.