York St John University ranked 3rd for most qualified academic staff

Published: 12/12/2016

York St John University has the 3rd highest proportion of academic staff with a teaching qualification, out of 130 universities in England.

Of its 345 academic staff members, 83% have a teaching qualification, placing the University in the top 3 in the country alongside the University of Huddersfield and Teeside University.

The data, collected between 2014 and 2015, was released by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and analysed by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

The HESA teaching qualifications data indicates whether or not individuals hold a credit-bearing higher education teaching qualification or another relevant teaching qualification, or have been recognised in other ways for their teaching expertise, including accreditation against the UK Professional Standards Framework. The data provides important information for prospective and existing students about the teaching qualifications, fellowships and expertise of teaching staff at all levels.

Professor Karen Stanton, Vice Chancellor at York St John University said:

“Providing a high quality student experience is at the heart of everything we do at York St John and we place great value on the teaching expertise of our academic staff. I am delighted that these figures reflect our enduring commitment to teaching and learning”

HEFCE’s Chief Executive, Madeleine Atkins, said:

‘Teaching qualifications are important to students and they are increasingly central to institutions’ strategies for improving learning and teaching. With this in mind, HEFCE has been working for several years to improve the data available on the qualifications and standing of academic staff across the higher education sector. This publication is the first to enable analysis of the data by institution.’ 

More information can be found on the Times Higher Education website.

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