Professional and technical universities come top for student experience

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Responding to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results which have been publicly released today (28 September 2023), University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said:

“As University Alliance we are immensely proud of the fantastic and innovative teaching at Alliance universities, which today’s published Teaching Excellence Framework results attest to. Currently, over a third (36%) of all Alliance universities in England are ranked gold for teaching quality, with 57% scoring gold for student experience. That makes Alliance universities the most likely university group to score gold for teaching excellence, and the national leaders for student experience.

Teaching at Alliance universities leans predominantly towards being practical and co-designed with students and employers. The results from this new iteration of the TEF, which includes an independent student submission for the first time, is testament to the quality of our members’ innovative teaching.

It’s important that anyone looking at the TEF results today understands what the new rankings mean. Every institution that is given a TEF ranking meets the standard quality of teaching that is expected of a higher education provider in England.”

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