Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
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.
In 2018 BNU was awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).