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Why have a Curriculum Framework?

Our Teaching and Learning Strategy 2018-21 sets out our two key strategic priorities:

  1. Delivering academic excellence
  2. Offering students an outstanding learning experience

The curriculum ('what' and 'how' we teach) is central to achieving these priorities. The Curriculum Framework aims to:

  • articulate the distinctiveness of the curriculum and the skills and attributes of the Reading graduate, whilst recognising the primacy of the discipline;
      • act as a catalyst for programme teams working in partnership with students to: take a holistic programme level approach; share existing good practice; and explore creative ways for further enhancing the curriculum.

What is the Curriculum Framework?

The University of Reading Curriculum Framework

  • articulates the knowledge, competencies and skills that we want our graduates to attain;
  • establishes a set of academic principles upon which our curriculum is based;
  • defines a set of pedagogic principles which underpin our curriculum; and
  • aligns with processes for programme design, approval and review. 

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What does it mean for me?

Each School will review its undergraduate programmes in light of the Curriculum Framework over a 3 year period from 2016-17 to 2018-19. The framework will also be used to inform the development of any undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in new areas.

To support you in reviewing your programme there are seven areas of online guidance:  


For further information on the support available for curriculum review, please click here.

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