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Thursday 22 June 2017

Teaching Excellence Framework

Today saw the announcement of the results of the Government's Teaching Excellence Framework which were delayed as a consequence of the General Election result. 

Solent, having hoped to achieve Silver based on our provider submission, achieved the Bronze that we expected based on an initial assessment of the metric data. However, our data continues to improve year on year and, as TEF takes into account the previous three years, assuming we can reapply next year we will be hoping for a Silver.

The aim of this Framework, the first scheme of its kind, is to recognise excellent teaching and learning across the UK’s higher education sector.

In order to be considered for a TEF rating, universities have to first meet demanding national quality requirements. The TEF then measures excellence above and beyond this.

The reviewing panel highlighted many key elements of our good practice and performance; from our inclusive curriculum and effective student support to our strong employer partnerships and the involvement of employers in our curriculum design.

The full submission, which contains key highlights from across our institution, is available to view here. 

Professor Graham Baldwin

Vice-Chancellor