Education 2030 is a transformational project at DMU, developed from the new ‘Empowering University’ strategy. Our current systems are incredibly complex, causing additional burden for staff across the university and for our students. They haven’t been fundamentally reviewed for around 15 years and, in that time, the size and shape of the university has changed significantly.
Results from the latest National Student Survey (NSS), and from other consultations we have undertaken with current and prospective student groups, indicate a clear need for change. Falling recruitment means that we can’t afford to delay decision-making and we need to be responsive to the sector and our student needs. Therefore, Education 2030 is all about developing a framework that is student-centred, to best support teaching and learning opportunities.
In order to do this, an institutional-wide curriculum review is taking place. Modules will be delivered in 30 credits and these will be run sequentially, with students studying one subject at a time. This approach will help with engagement, retention and student outcomes. Programme design should be as simple and standardised as possible to support the logistics of delivery, improve the student experience and have a positive impact on staff.
We know our staff take great pride in the learning support they offer so we want this to be celebrated and recognised as an innovative approach to delivery which is agile, creative and dynamic.