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Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

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

How we're keeping you safe in COVID-19

We want you to get the most out of your teaching and learning and will do everything we can to support you. As we move through the next academic year, we know how quickly things can change. We have the steps in place to ensure you have a fulfilling university experience - whatever the circumstances.

So, although we are planning for a blended approach to learning, including in-person and online teaching, should Covid-19 restrictions need to tighten again we can reduce on-campus, in-person elements of our teaching and increase the use of new approaches to online learning, teaching, and assessment.

We will continue to work within restrictions, and adapt our offer to support students and allow them to engage with learning in ways that are most suited to the situation as it changes.


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.

We’re ranked 23rd for Teaching Excellence in the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019


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.