Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017

The following UK universities have been awarded Gold – the highest possible mark – in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017:

The University of Kent:
The University has been awarded a gold rating, the highest, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

The University of Dundee:
Dundee has been given a Gold award in the 2017 TEF. In addition, Dundee has been named Scottish University of the Year by The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide for the past two years, and is also in the top ten of the UK’s National Student Survey and is one of Times Higher Education’s world top 200 universities.

The University of Leeds:
Leeds has achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. In its assessment of the University, the TEF panel highlighted the high levels of satisfaction, retention and progression to employment or further study.

Keele University:
The TEF panel’s statement of findings for Keele University highlighted that students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes in terms of progression to highly skilled employment or further study. The panel also noted that Keele has made significant investment in physical and digital resources in learning technology and teaching spaces, and offers outstanding levels of student engagement and effective support, with a wealth of opportunities beyond the curriculum, including study abroad and volunteering programmes.

The University of Lincoln:
It was one of only 59 higher education providers of the total 295 entering the TEF to be awarded a Gold rating. In their statement of findings on the University of Lincoln, the TEF Panel commended the “outstanding physical and digital resources which pervade all aspects of student experience, including state-of-the-art teaching spaces”.

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Guardian University Guide 2018

Cambridge was ranked 1st in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide 2018, followed by Oxford in 2nd place and St Andrews in 3rd place.

The University of Bath has been named a top five UK university in the Guardian University Guide 2018. It has risen five places from tenth last year and is the highest ranked university in the south west.

The University of Dundee has continued its climb in the league tables. It was ranked 24th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018, topping the table in Dentistry and Design & Crafts. In addition, Dundee is in the top 10 in Fashion & Textiles (3rd UK), Medicine (4th), Social Work (4th), Business, Management & Marketing (5th), Law (6th) and Forensic Sciences (7th).

Heriot-Watt University was ranked 26th out of 121 in this year’s Guardian University League Tables. In subject areas the ranking placed Heriot-Watt first in Scotland in Accounting & Finance, Building and Town & Country Planning, Economics, and Chemical Engineering.

Bournemouth University has risen 18 places in the Guardian University Guide 2018, up to 61st in the league table rankings from 79th the previous year. Additionally, BU was shown to be fourth in the UK for the value that it adds to its degrees, one measure used to calculate a university's overall score.

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