Herts student experience and outcomes rated ‘very high quality’ in new Teaching Excellence Framework results

 1 January 2023 18 December 2023
18 December 2023

The University of Hertfordshire has achieved a Silver overall rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023, denoting ‘very high quality’ in both student experience and student outcomes.

The new assessment reflects Herts’ commitment to maintaining high standards for students across teaching and learning, personal and professional development, and career potential. Within the overall Silver rating – showing that student experience and outcomes at Herts are typically very high quality – the TEF panel also recognised a number of ‘outstanding’ features of the student experience and student outcomes. These include student engagement in improvement; research, innovation, scholarship and professional practice; staff professional development and academic practice; and approaches to supporting educational gains.

The TEF is a national scheme run by the Office for Students (OfS) that aims to encourage higher education providers to deliver excellence in the areas that students care about the most: teaching, learning and achieving positive outcomes. Universities and colleges are assessed against a set of minimum requirements for quality and standards, with evidence drawn from the university itself, the student body, and national data sets.

Responding to the rating, Vice-Chancellor Professor Quintin McKellar said:

“The Silver rating from TEF is further confirmation, following our excellent NSS results earlier this year, that students enjoy a fantastic holistic education at Herts. From the quality of our teaching and assessment, to our outstanding research and innovation, we are committed to improving and enhancing our students’ experience at every stage of their journey with us.

“This result is testament to the dedication, creativity and collaboration that I see across our community. We will continue our hard work to ensure that all students, from any background, can achieve their full potential in an inspiring and supportive environment.”

For the full TEF results, visit the Office for Students website.


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