The National Union of Students’ annual survey consistently puts the University of Leicester - and, within the University, the College’s departments and centres - in the highest bracket. As the 2008-09 Times Higher Education’s University of the Year, it is hardly surprising that we put students at the centre of all that we do. Academic and administrative staff take great pride in the quality of the teaching and learning in departments, and in the support that they give to students, working closely with the Student Support and Development Service.
The College of Arts, Humanities and Law offers single-subject and joint degree courses encompassing a wide cross-section of disciplines drawn from the research excellence and teaching strengths of the departments and centres. The College also has strong links with other departments within the University, and these are utilised to offer cross-College multi-disciplinary degrees and course modules. American Studies can be instanced as a successful inter-departmental Centre that brings together academics from English, History, History of Art and Film and (from the College of Social Sciences), Politics and International Relations.
There are Distance Learning opportunities in undergraduate programmes in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History.
The College contributes enthusiastically to the University’s widening participation strategy, which has proved so successful over the last few years. Many departments have close links with schools and colleges in the region and beyond, and engage in important outreach activities.