University of Birmingham awarded Gold in TEF


The University of Birmingham has been awarded a Gold rating in the 2016/17 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), reinforcing its global reputation as an outstanding higher education provider.


Acknowledging that ‘all student outcomes are excellent’ at Birmingham, the TEF assessment panel singled out student satisfaction with the quality of teaching, and progression of graduates to highly skilled employment or further study for particular commendation.

The survey was introduced by the Government in an attempt to measure the teaching quality of higher education providers and to recognise and reward high quality teaching.

Participation in the TEF is voluntary and almost all universities in England have taken part. Lasting three years, the rating is based on recommendations from a wide group of academic and student TEF assessors, submitted via the TEF panel.

Highly sought

Professor Sir David Eastwood

Professor Sir David Eastwood

Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham

“Research-intensive universities such as Birmingham deliver an outstanding student experience in which excellent teaching is enhanced by world-class research and facilities. Students are at the heart of what we do and we share the Government’s ambition to keep them at the heart of the HE system. Our graduates are among the most highly sought in the world, which is testament to the quality of our teaching and extracurricular provision.”

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