Showcase event for university

Bringing learning to life has led the University of Derby Buxton being chosen to host a national showcase of its pioneering teaching methods.

The UK’s Higher Education Academy has chosen the university to demonstrate its ground-breaking approach to real-world learning with a workshop next year that will demonstrate why it has beaten Oxford and Cambridge in helping graduates to find jobs.

Other universities and colleges will be invited to the Buxton campus to learn how lecturers use real-life experiences to teach academic principles in social sciences, sport, outdoor leadership and spa education.

The university’s bid was chosen as it fits with a recent government White Paper calling for students to be at the heart of the system – not just consuming other people’s knowledge, but learning through experience.

Louise Buxton, Faculty Curriculum Development Manager, said: “We know we have lots of great practice in education and experiential learning so it would be a good opportunity to showcase what we do through this workshop.”