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What to Expect - Teaching and Learning Styles

Learning and Teaching and Your Programme at Northumbria University

 All of our programmes are designed to develop a core set of graduate characteristics and as a Northumbria graduate you will:

  • Be able to think independently, understand and justify their own opinions, and will recognise the need to challenge their thinking, and the thinking of others
  • Be able to apply their disciplinary knowledge to complex problems in their discipline and its professional or industrial practice in order to identify appropriate solutions which are sustainable and justifiable.
  • Value curiosity, collaboration and analysis as keystones in the creation of new knowledge and practice
  • Be able to communicate effectively to diverse audiences utilising  a range of formats and media
  • Display the attitudes and skills to engage and work constructively and sensitively in multi-cultural environments and teams and have an awareness of ethical considerations
  • Combine all of the above to support their future employability and long-term career prospects


Your Programme will be the focus of your journey at Northumbria. All of our programmes are designed to engage you in a learning process which will maximise your potential and are structured around four key pillars of learning:

  • Research Rich Learning: building a synergy between Northumbria’s research and teaching excellence through enjoining students as co-producers of knowledge through the integration of Research Rich Learning
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Assessment for Learning and Achievement
  • Employability, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship 


We want to prepare you to be global graduates with the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes to contribute positively to a global community and we welcome you to our community.

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