Tag: Teaching


Coming to America

The queue for customs in Chicago takes two hours and my connecting flight has already left. I am crying. I leave my phone at the desk when checking my bags in for the next flight and don’t realise until I’m leaving the terminal. I cry more. A wonderful steward finds it for me and gives…


School of Literature, Drama and Creative writing appoints four new staff members

The school of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing has announced four award-winning novelists, screenwriters, playwrights and performers will be joining UEA’s renowned Creative Writing programme this year. A spokesperson for the university said UEA  is ‘delighted’ to welcome the staff: Professor Tessa McWatt, Tom Benn, Molly Naylor, and Ben Musgrave. Professor McWatt is a Guyanese-born…


UEA upgraded to gold after appeal

UEA has been upgraded to gold in the government’s new ratings, making it the only university to successfully appeal their original ranking. UEA was awarded a silver ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), in June. Universities chose to participate in the framework and were assessed on their undergraduate teaching, learning environment and student outcomes. Institutions were…


Students want to see lecturer qualifications

A recent online poll has revealed that many students believe university lecturers’ qualifications should be made public. The Student Room, a popular online student community that attracts over eight million visitors each month, surveyed 500 university students from the UK between 11th and 26th September 2015, finding that 77% of those polled believed that the…

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