Universities: 2019 TEF Awards

Universities: 2019 TEF Awards


Results of this year’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) have been published. The framework was introduced by the Government to help students who are thinking about applying to university or college, make informed choices about degree courses.

282 universities, colleges and alternative providers of higher education have taken part in the TEF.  Each of which was rated gold, silver or bronze, or received a provisional award (where there is not enough data for a full assessment).

76 of these were rated gold, 132 silver, and 60 bronze. A further 27 universities and colleges have a rating of provisional.

This is the third year of TEF assessments. Of the 282 awards, 204 are continuing from previous assessments and 78 are from applications made this year. This year’s applications break down as:

  • 64 providers that held a previous award and reapplied; 12 of them increased their rating and four moved down
  • 14 providers that applied this year for the first time

Awards are determined by an independent panel of experts comprised of students, academics and experts on employment and widening participation in higher education. Drawing on national data combined with detailed submissions by each university or college, the TEF measures excellence in teaching quality, the learning environment, and the educational and professional outcomes achieved by students.

The TEF awards will also be published on Unistats and the UCAS website, alongside other information, to help inform prospective students’ choices.

A full list of ratings can be viewed here.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

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