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High-quality teaching lies at the heart of Oxford Brookes. We are proud to have received a host of achievements and accolades, including 10 National Teaching Fellowships for our staff.
‘A strategic focus on excellent teaching quality’ Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 - Panel feedback
Oxford Brookes has also been awarded a Silver rating from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The sector-wide scheme is the first nationwide ranking for teaching excellence in UK universities and colleges. The Silver rating reflects the high standard of our teaching which consistently goes beyond the rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.
Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel highlighted Oxford Brookes’ ‘strategic focus on excellent teaching quality including research-informed teaching’. The Panel also applauded the University’s developments in learning and teaching which are ‘consistently informed by the student voice’.
We are home to 10 National Teaching Fellows - the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching. Our National Teaching Fellows work across a range of subjects from geography and architecture to business and education. Our academics also take part in innovative schemes which add value to their teaching.
Tina is one of the BBC Academy’s Expert Women - an ongoing campaign attempting to increase the number of expert female contributors on TV and radio. She has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour and BBC Radio Oxford talking about her influential research into contemporary family lives, which she brings to life through her teaching.
Danny is behind the innovative sports mentoring scheme Inside Track, which provides final year students with networking opportunities, the latest industry developments and thinking from leading organisations to help nurture their careers. It also provides new perspectives on sports science and coaching, keeping participants in touch with the latest academic thinking.
Jane won a National Teaching Award Fellowship in 2014 for her innovative use of live projects in architectural education. Students design and build real projects, such as a pop up cinema, commissioned by local communities, charities and organisations. They have enabled students to collaborate with clients, local government and industry experts, engaging in social and cultural issues and contributing to the local area.
Jonathan is a recipient of Senior Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in recognition of his commitment to high quality student learning and teaching. He is also the Faculty Champion for the Oxford Brookes Social Entrepreneur Programme (OBSEA), providing vital encouragement, support and expertise to help students undertaking funded projects that are designed to address some of the world’s pressing social issues.
Marc became a National Teaching Fellow in 2015. His teaching philosophy is to bring the study of law to life. A former practising solicitor, he focuses on helping his students develop highly sought after professional skills. Under his guidance, Oxford Brookes law students have won national and international competitions in client interviewing and mooting. He’s national adjudicator for the prestigious national ESU Mooting Competition.
The annual Brookes Union Teaching Awards celebrate excellence in teaching across the University and are an opportunity for students to recognise members of staff who have enhanced their learning experience, or gone above and beyond the call of duty.
In 2017 over 200 hundred members of academic and support staff were nominated. Dr Dave Carter, Reader in Biomedical Science won the ‘Most Inspirational Lecturer’ Award. Dave was praised for instilling in his students a genuine passion to learn, rather than to simply pass exams. As well as for taking a complicated subject, making it easy to understand, and taking the time to help anyone who was struggling.
“Dave turned a hectic, assessment-packed term time into one of the most amazing learning experiences we could have hoped for.”
All my lecturers are really professional, knowledgeable and engaging as well, which makes learning much easier and more interesting, just fun. Bernard Chu, studying Nutrition
All my lecturers are really professional, knowledgeable and engaging as well, which makes learning much easier and more interesting, just fun.
Being able to have a close relationship with tutors and my academic adviser has been vital for my studies. I don't think my course would have been half as enjoyable as it is without the remarkable staff. Kristi Ronning Langli, studying Drama and English
Being able to have a close relationship with tutors and my academic adviser has been vital for my studies. I don't think my course would have been half as enjoyable as it is without the remarkable staff.
The best thing about the course is the people who teach it. Haakon Sorlie, studying History
The best thing about the course is the people who teach it.
Your teachers become your mentors and guides for life. Dana Kanibolotska, studying International Hospitality Management
Your teachers become your mentors and guides for life.
My parents have been impressed with the academic standards of my course. Aiysha Whitfield studying Film Studies and Communication, Media and Culture
My parents have been impressed with the academic standards of my course.