We're committed to high quality, innovative teaching to help you reach your full potential.
Our teaching is validated by the Quality Assurance Agency. We also conduct internal reviews of our teaching to ensure high standards are maintained and our programmes are up to date with the latest developments.
These reviews play an important role in improving teaching methods and enhancing your experience as a student.
The tutors are all artists in their own right but take their teaching seriously. The staff are always on the look out for great opportunities for us and I feel that our success is important to them. The meetings with my tutors can really help me stay focused and inspired and I feel they’re doing a great job.
Edinburgh University Students' Association created the first teaching award scheme of its kind in the UK that is run entirely by students.
Acknowledging the teachers, support staff and students who have an enormous positive impact on students' learning experience, the scheme has more than a dozen categories, from Best Personal Tutor to Best Course.
Since its launch in 2008, it has become a model for similar schemes across the UK.
New ways of learning
We're always keen to develop innovative approaches to teaching in order to discover the methods that work best for students. Examples of our innovation include:
- e-learning techniques
- peer-assisted learning
- 'clicker' technology that allows anonymous voting on keypads to assess understanding in lectures
See our wide range of teaching facilities and innovative approaches to learning in our photo gallery.
Investment in facilities
Our inspiring teaching is complemented by our investment and development in cutting-edge teaching and research facilities.
We are committed to reviewing the quality of our buildings and facilities and of our buildings have been redeveloped to cater directly for the needs of the 21st-century student.
This investment provides you with well-equipped, contemporary environments in which to study, learn, network and relax.