Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
This award recognises our students’ excellent progression rates to employment and that students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes.
Recognition of excellence
The University of Hertfordshire has achieved the top gold ranking in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2018.
The TEF judging panel highlighted our commitment and success in:
- Work-based learning, entrepreneurship and enterprise
- Employability and transferable skills into the curriculum with co-curricular awards that lead to professionally accredited qualifications
- A curriculum informed by research, business and the professions
- A high level of investment in physical and digital resources, which are accessible to all students
- The extensive widening participation agenda, with high quality support through personalised learning
- Engagements with students as partners in teaching and learning, by offering extensive opportunities outside traditional learning environments
What is TEF?
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) measures the quality of teaching at Universities and Colleges.
The framework was introduced by the Government in 2016 to help students identify excellent teaching within Higher Education institutions.
TEF decisions are made by an expert panel against a set of criteria covering teaching quality, learning environment, as well as student outcomes. It looks at a range of factors, including the National Student Survey results.
There are three levels of TEF awards - gold, silver and bronze.
More about TEF
I am extremely proud that the University of Hertfordshire has been awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2018.
This award recognises our students’ excellent progression rates to employment and that students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes. Our success is testament to the commitment of my colleagues to transform our students’ lives through expert teaching and a challenging, inclusive curriculum in a business-facing, research rich environment.
Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire