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Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

For an award-winning experience. For industry-informed degrees. For a high-quality education.

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How we're keeping you safe in COVID-19

We want you to get the most out of your teaching and learning, so we're introducing flexible teaching for autumn 2020.

Your teaching will be a mixture of online and in-person. In semester one – due to physical distancing requirements – all lecture materials will be delivered online. So will many tutorials, workshops and labs.

In addition to this, we hope to be able to deliver up to three hours of labs, seminars and tutorial teaching in-person and on campus where it is possible and safe to do so. We'll regularly review this.

We plan to return to full, in-person, on-campus teaching in semester two, if restrictions allow.

If you're unable to join us at the start of the academic year, we'll support you to access appropriate learning opportunities. Teaching materials will be offered online during semester one for most courses.


Gold-award-winning staff will guide you through your degree. Recognised with the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold Award, it is an endorsement of the teaching excellence shown by staff and includes a top 10 in Europe ranking for Teaching Excellence in the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2018. 

Research-informed teaching engages a student's curiosity and fosters a dynamic learning environment. 

Degree programmes are shaped in consultation with industry, so they reflect the needs of employers. In some degrees, this means you'll work directly on projects set by industry or commercial companies, applying learning to real-world contexts. 

The high quality of teaching and the impact of the University's research is reflected in QS World University Rankings, with a place in the top 150 institutions.

Teaching Excellence

There's a long tradition of excellence in teaching at Newcastle University and this has been recognised in external surveys and assessments and by students.

The TEF Gold Award was received in recognition of our consistently exceptional teaching and learning provision. It is the highest quality level in the UK and confirms the delivery of outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for students. 

We’re ranked 7th in the UK for Teaching Excellence in the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2018.


Learning Experience

You'll become a part of an inspired learning community made up of fellow students and our academic staff. We will challenge you and empower you to reach your full potential, during study and once you graduate. Exactly how you learn at Newcastle depends largely on your subject. Find out about the different ways we teach in the sections below.