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Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017

UCL has received Silver in the first year of Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) awards.

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) was introduced in 2016 by the UK Government ‘to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching’ in higher education.

In 2017, its first year of operation, each participating university submitted an evidenced narrative of teaching and learning activities for assessment by the TEF Panel, alongside with institution wide data already collected (such as NSS results, student retention and student outcomes).

TEF awards reflect how well an institution is performing against expectations for their student intake. UCL recruits talented and high performing students and it seeks to create an environment for the most challenging and fulfilling university education. UCL is notable for the strong results achieved by its students and for its excellent track record of supporting them into highly skilled employment. 

The process is managed by UCL Office of the Vice-Provost (Education & Student Affairs)

Our mission, outlined in our institutional strategy, UCL 2034, puts education on a par with research. That is why we support the fundamental idea behind the TEF, promoting and recognising excellent teaching and learning. We look forward to working with HEFCE to develop the framework into a robust and reliable measure of quality that helps prospective students to make informed choices about which university will be right for them." President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur“Our mission, outlined in our institutional strategy, UCL 2034, puts education on a par with research. That is why we support the fundamental idea behind the TEF, promoting and recognising excellent teaching and learning. We look forward to working with HEFCE to develop the framework into a robust and reliable measure of quality that helps prospective students to make informed choices about which university will be right for them."
 President & Provost Professor Michael ArthurOur mission, outlined in our institutional strategy, UCL 2034, puts education on a par with research. That is why we support the fundamental idea behind the TEF, promoting and recognising excellent teaching and learning. We look forward to working with HEFCE to develop the framework into a robust and reliable measure of quality that helps prospective students to make informed choices about which university will be right for them."
 President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur

 

TEF 2017 press release

UCL response to the TEF 2017 outcome.

TEF outcomes

TEF 2017: UCL’s award and statement of findings.

TEF 2017: UCL narrative submission

Read the impressive portrait of UCL teaching and learning submitted to TEF 2017.

TEF FAQS

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) frequently asked questions and answers.

UCL Education Strategy 2016-21

UCL's five-year strategy sets out plans which will determine future TEF outcomes.

What our students say about their UCL education

News stories, case studies and quotes from current and former learners.