Learning and Teaching

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The Directorate for Learning and Teaching brings together the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the Department of Library and Learning Services.

Together with colleagues from across the University, we promote enhancements in learning and teaching practices and support students in accessing high quality support and resources.

View our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy, which sets out our commitment to personalised, active and independent experiences for all learners, research informed and employer engaged learning and teaching, inclusive and collaborative curriculum and delivery, digitally enabled education, and championing teaching excellence. 

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The Suffolk Learning Experience

At Suffolk, the majority of our undergraduate programmes are delivered as 'block and blend', an innovative way of delivering learning and teaching, and we believe has many advantages for our students.

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Schools Liaison and Access Teams

The Schools Liaison and Access Teams organise a range of events and activities to help prospective students find out about the range of options in Higher Education and at the SM调教圈 specifically.

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Library and Learning Services is at the heart of the academic journey for all SM调教圈 staff, students and researchers.

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Quality Assurance

The Quality team are responsible for developing, managing and supporting policies and procedures for maintaining the quality and academic standards of academic provision across the SM调教圈 and its partner institutions.

The Student Experience Podcast

Tune in to The Student Experience Podcast, where hosts Sam and Brandon will be chatting with members of the SM调教圈 community, including students, alumni and staff, giving them the opportunity to share their experience.

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CELT Executive

Dr Ellen Buck

Ellen is Director of Learning and Teaching and is a member of the University's Senior Leadership Team.

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Chantalle Hawley

Chantalle joined the University at its inception聽in 2007, and now works as Assistant Director of Student Life.

Robert Ellis

Rob is Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and the Student Experience as well as the Director of Life Sciences.

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Dr Sam Chenery-Morris

Sam brings a wealth of experience having been at the University since 2006.

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Dr Fran Hyde

Fran joined the SM调教圈 in August 2018 as a Course Leader and Lecturer in Marketing. She is now Associate Professor in Marketing.

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Dr Christopher Huggins

Christopher is Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and Student Experience and Associate Professor in Politics.

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Laura Pennie

Laura is Deputy Academic Registrar and is an active member of the Association of University Administrators (AUA), and the Academic Registrar's Council (ARC).

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Dr Javiera Atenas

Javiera leads the Postgraduate聽Certificate in Academic Practice聽(PgCAP) and is Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching Enhancement.