Teaching and Learning

The culture of excellent teaching is firmly entrenched at UP across all fields of study. Our committed academics have multiple approaches to teaching to ensure that students with a variety of learning strengths succeed.

Good teaching helps students to excel and graduate in the minimum time set out for a degree.

Our degrees are locally accredited and internationally recognised. We have agreements in place with the relevant legal accreditation bodies around the world, which means that, with UP behind your name, your qualification will always be recognised. 

Our educational approach has a strong focus on inclusivity and equitable access to education, but ultimately on equity of outcomes. We effectively use contact sessions in traditional lectures, seminars, laboratories and practical sites, together with the experience gained by more than 20 years of using online learning platforms. This has enabled access and success for an increasing number of students. 

Our teaching and learning approach is based on inquiry-based learning, hybrid learning and community-based learning. This means that students can ask questions and do research in their field to learn and discover answers on their own; be taught in a classroom or other formal contact environment but also find additional activities, notes, resources and videos to supplement their classes online; or apply their knowledge in a practical way to help communities around university campuses.

Additional academic development is offered to first-year students to orientate them to the range of support services and offerings available institution-wide and within faculties to help students achieve their academic goals. These include tutoring, mentoring and advising services.

Our students have access to a range of extramural activities in sports, arts and culture to ensure that their time at UP helps to develop them holistically into well-rounded graduates.

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