Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
Buckinghamshire New University: Silver
We’ve been awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). This reflects our record for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and consistently exceeding rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.
In assessing our submission, the TEF Panel drew particular attention to:
- our provision of personalised learning, supported by small class sizes
- our development of individual action plans through the careers service to support progression to employment
- our embedding of skills in the curriculum and ‘live briefs’ co-designed with students to address real world problems
- our active engagement with the student body.
What is the Teaching Excellence Framework?
The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) is a national exercise, introduced by the government in England. It assesses excellence in teaching at universities and colleges, and how well they ensure excellent outcomes for their students in terms of graduate-level employment or further study. Participating universities and colleges can achieve a rating of gold, silver, or bronze - or provisional if they do not have enough data for a full award.
The TEF awards are decided by an independent panel of experts. The panel is made up of academics who lead and teach at UK higher education providers; students; and experts on employment and widening participation in higher education. The TEF Panel judged the ratings based on six main metrics based on national data, supplementary data where available, and a submission of additional evidence supplied by each university or college.