Festival of Teaching

The Festival of Teaching (FOT) is an annual celebration of teaching excellence and pedagogical innovation at DMU. It brings together the very best of DMU’s most forward thinking practitioners of teaching, learning and student support. DMU held its inaugural Festival of Teaching earlier this year between 16 April and 27 April. 


Following on from our Gold award in the Government-endorsed 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the Festival of Teaching spotlights and promotes the fantastic work taking place across a wide variety of subjects at DMU. From screenwriting to footwear design, from dance to the science of climate change, the Festival invites attendees to learn more about our great teaching.

The programme of events is free and open to all students, staff and members of the public, and takes place in notable venues across campus and the city.

Professor Jackie Labbe, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) says: "Our academic colleagues bring expertise and passion to their teaching, and we're proud to showcase their talents at the Festival of Teaching. DMU's mission is to teach to the highest possible standard, and our academics, ably supported by professional services colleagues, operate at the cutting edge. The Festival demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our students' learning."

The second DMU Festival of Teaching will be held in the spring of 2019. We’ll be sharing more details about this in the coming weeks and months.

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