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Teaching quality

Teaching Excellence

Teaching and learning are at the very heart of Cardiff University.

These areas are given the priority and resources to maintain teaching of the highest standard and to ensure that students, from their studies, are able to gain knowledge, skills and experience which are of lifelong value.

Teaching at Cardiff takes place in a strong and successful research environment and there is much evidence pointing to the success of this approach.

Evidence of the high quality of teaching includes:-

  • Strong endorsements from the government-backed Quality Assurance Agency
  • Positive reviews of academic programmes involving external moderators
  • Accreditation of Cardiff’s study programmes by professional bodies
  • Continued demand for Cardiff graduates among employers.

Following its review of the University in 2000, the Quality Assurance Agency expressed "confidence in the University’s ability to assure the standards of its awards".

More recently, the agency has undertaken reviews of two Schools and, in each instance, expressed confidence in the academic standards being achieved and commended the quality of student progression and of learning resources.

Similarly, programmes of study in almost all of our Schools were reviewed and re-validated between 2001 and 2004.

In each instance, external assessors have confidence in the quality of the programmes. Prior to these processes, no fewer than 21 subject areas had been ranked as "Excellent" for teaching following government supported independent reviews.

Further strong evidence of the high quality of teaching and learning at Cardiff comes from the accreditation of programmes of study by 42 different professional bodies.

The University has a one hundred percent record of success in gaining such professional accreditation, which frequently involves stringent annual reviews, and has earned much positive comment from independent assessors.

"Its outstanding recent teaching achievements put Cardiff on the short list for University of the year."
Sunday Times University Guide
"Cardiff is a match for most rivals in teaching and research and the overall performance is the amongst the best in Britain."
The Times Good University Guide
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