City's tradition of providing high quality education relevant to business and the professions dates back 160 years. For many of their graduates, time spent at City laid the groundwork for leadership, innovation and excellence that have changed the world we live in.
City prides itself on its innovative approach to education. Our commitment to, and passion for, academic excellence ranks us 8th out of London universities (The Sunday Times University Guide 2011). Their courses are enriched by the research of their academic staff. Fifteen areas of academic activity were assessed as being of a quality comparable with the very best in the world in the national 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
City’s concurrent focus on business and the professions provides students with opportunities for direct interaction with future employers and makes their courses relevant, exciting and topical. Many have innovative modes of study involving placement opportunities and engagement with high-profile visiting lecturers from the professions. This complements the academic expertise offered within the University.
This unique focus on both academic excellence and business and the professions contributes to City being positioned in the top 10 in the UK for graduate employability (The Times University Guide 2011) and for starting salaries (The Sunday Times University Guide 2011).
City’s approach aims to support students in becoming professional, analytical and enquiring graduates who can play a substantial role in the C21st professional environment. In 2009, they initiated a review of undergraduate education and this is bringing on-going change to the way in which we conceptualise and deliver their courses.
To support learning at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, City have recently established an integrated learning environment that combines physical and virtual learning spaces. This is used to support students in their studies, supplementing lectures and seminars with high quality online material. The Learning Development Centre supports City’s staff in creating new and responsive learning opportunities to lead courses into the future.
As the highest academic body, Senate is responsible for the University's academic policies and regulations. This framework aims to support high quality learning and the maintenance of academic standards that underpins City’s degree-awarding powers. This function is supported by the Academic Development Unit.
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