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Teaching involves stimulating and motivating students to learn, guiding and supporting them as they learn as well as assessing and providing feedback on what they learn.

Many staff of the University are involved in teaching in different ways. Academic staff have overall responsibility for the curriculum, assessment and the award of degrees and usually provide most of the teaching 'input' (lectures, handouts, seminars etc). Library and Information Systems staff make a significant contribution in their specialist areas, as do demonstrators and laboratory staff in the physical sciences and many practical disciplines.

Many postgraduate students contribute as Teaching Assistants and in some programmes there are significant inputs from external colleagues as 'visiting lecturers'. Other staff play a large role in guiding and supporting students and the material in these pages is written for this broad audience. It also contains many links to more specialised material on particular topics.

You are also advised to refer to the Manchester 2020 Strategic Plan, particularly the section on Goal 2 - Outstanding Learning and Student Experience.

For specific information and guidance, please see below: