Teaching Excellence

Teaching Excellence

We have a long tradition of excellence in teaching, recognised in many external surveys and assessments, but also by our own students.

Highest quality teaching in the UK

We deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. In recognition of this, the UK Government have awarded us Gold status in the UK Teaching Excellence Framework, which is the highest quality level in the UK.

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework and our award.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award

High student satisfaction

Our commitment to teaching quality and an excellent student experience is reflected through our results in national and international student satisfaction surveys.

We are rated as one of the top institutions in the UK in the 2017 National Student Survey, with 88% student satisfaction overall.

We are ranked 8th in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017, placing us in the top 10 in the UK for the third year in a row.

Our international students rate us highly, and we had an overall satisfaction rating of 94% in the International Student Barometer Survey, Autumn 2016. The results place us 18th in the world and 5th in the UK (out of 181/42 participating institutions respectively).

We have an overall satisfaction level of 94% for our international students studying pathway and foundation courses at our INTO centre on campus. This is the highest level of all INTO’s 8 centres in the UK.

Quality assured

We have received the best overall rating for our management of academic standards and quality of learning opportunities across the University from the organisation which officially audits higher education, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Read our latest QAA review report.

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International five-star quality

We are also recognised internationally for the quality of our teaching, achieving the highest rating of five plus QS Stars for teaching, student employability, facilities, research, internationalisation and inclusiveness. Read more about the QS stars assessment.

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