July 17, 2017

University of Kent awarded Gold rating in Teaching Excellence Framework

The University of Kent has been awarded the highest possible rating in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF Panel judged that the University of Kent consistently delivers outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.

Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Kent, Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, was very pleased to hear the news, enthusing, ”I am absolutely delighted that the strength of our teaching and our longstanding commitment to academic excellence has been acknowledged in this way. The hard work and dedication of our staff and students continues to ensure that the University of Kent has some of the best teaching in the country. I would like to thank all those who have made this possible.”

Speaking about the University of Kent, the TEF Panel reported that “students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes. Very high proportions of students from all backgrounds continue with their studies and then progress to employment, notably exceeding the provider benchmarks. The metrics indicate very high levels of student satisfaction with teaching, academic support and assessment and feedback.”

TEF awards are decided by an independent TEF Panel of experts, including academics, students and employer representatives. 295 higher education providers in the UK took part in the TEF, and out of these 59 providers were rated Gold.

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Content added on 17th July 2017. 

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