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’ve been awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold Award in recognition of our exceptional teaching and learning provision, which is the highest quality level in the UK.

This demonstrates that we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

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% overall student satisfaction. We also 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.

We also have a 93% overall satisfaction rate for international students in the International Student Barometer, Autumn 2017.

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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