Bishop Grosseteste University receives seal of approval for quality of teaching

Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln has passed a rigorous review of its teaching and learning with flying colours.

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) visited the university in January and published its review today.

The review found that BGU meets its expectations in all areas – academic standards, learning opportunities, information and enhancement.

The QAA Higher Education Review (HER) is the third external assessment that BGU has undergone recently.

The Rev’d Canon Professor Peter Neil is Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln and a Canon of Lincoln Cathedral.

The Rev’d Canon Professor Peter Neil is Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln and a Canon of Lincoln Cathedral.

Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil, Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University, said: “This is a wonderful outcome for the university.

I am delighted at this outcome, not just because it confirms that BGU meets all standards expected of UK universities, but because it also recognised that we are constantly striving to improve the quality of student experience.

The review highlighted several area in which BGU excelled – employability, rigorous monitoring of standards, student support and a student-centred approach to learning and teaching.

Professor Jayne Mitchell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Bishop Grosseteste University, who was the Institutional Facilitator during the review in January 2016, said: “The outcome of the any HER is extremely important for universities in general but specifically at a time when students, parents and employers are looking for assurances about the quality of teaching and learning which take place at universities and students’ future prospects of employment.

“This report should provide readers with the confidence that BGU is preparing is students well for the future.”

The preparations for the review were overseen by Dr Anne Craven, Registrar and University Secretary.