13th October 2000

 

RECORD SCORE FOR EXCELLENT TEACHING

 

Staff are celebrating at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside after teaching in one department was rated as excellent and earned the university its highest ever score.

 

The university scored 22 out of a possible 24 points for Politics and International Relations after inspectors from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) observed lessons and facilities and talked to students and academics.

 

The QAA carries out Teaching Quality Reviews (TQRs) on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, to ensure that teaching standards in all universities meet the government’s criteria.

 

The previous best mark awarded by the QAA to a department at ULH was a score of 21 for the Department of Health Studies, which equalled the record score given to Psychology in November.

 

“We are extremely proud of this achievement, which is a great credit to the hard work of our staff,” said John Lockwood, Dean of the Faculty of Social & Life Sciences.

 

“The QAA has given us official recognition for the excellent standards of teaching that our students have always known they can expect from this faculty.”

 

Politics, International Relations, Health Studies and Psychology all fall within the faculty of Social & Life Sciences.

 

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Sam Hendley Press Officer. Tel: 01522 886042