21 June 2017

The University of Hertfordshire has been awarded silver in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and has been commended for providing a high level of support and consistently outstanding outcomes for students from all backgrounds.

The employment prospects and outcomes for Hertfordshire graduates (96.2% are in employment or further study six months after graduating), support offered to students by their tutors and the high proportion of professionally accredited courses offered at the University were all key factors in the silver ranking awarded to Hertfordshire.

Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor at the University said:

I am delighted that the University has been awarded silver in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework. Our aim is to transform the lives of our students through a high quality education which prepares them for living and working in a global economy and this award recognises our success in this area.

The award also acknowledges the University’s substantial investment in the physical and digital learning environment, providing students with access to high quality, specialist, industry-standard resources.

The TEF is a national initiative which has been introduced by the government as a way to recognise and reward excellent teaching in higher education. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) participating in the TEF have been judged by a panel of individuals with expertise in learning and teaching from  a range of different organisations.

The key purpose of TEF is to give prospective students clearer information about teaching quality at various HEIs to help them make informed decisions about where they would like to study.

See also

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework and our silver award.