Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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.

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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