The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is a rating introduced by the UK government in 2017 which focuses on institutes of higher education and the improvement of quality teaching at undergraduate level. Universities and colleges can achieve a gold, silver, bronze or provisional rating, and the purpose of the new assessment is to help students choose where to study in the UK.
An independent expert panel assesses each university or college based on written data and submitted evidence. Measured metrics include:
As with all university ranking and league tables, students should use the TEF as a guide, not a rule. The TEF focuses on an institute as a whole and is not subject or course specific. The TEF does, however offer a quick insight into universities which are currently excelling in the areas highlighted above.
The last Teaching Excellence Framework assessment took place in 2023.
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