Teaching & Learning


TEF 2017

UCL was awarded Silver, together with a statement of findings from the TEF Panel of assessors.

This award was made in June 2017 and is valid for up to three years.

The TEF Panel reviewed the provider metrics and provider submission according to the process and criteria specified in the TEF guidance. 

The provider metrics, supplemented by the submission, indicate that outcomes for students are excellent, and in regards to highly skilled employment or further study, outstanding. While satisfaction with academic support and assessment and feedback are below benchmark the Panel deemed this was largely addressed in the provider submission. 

The Panel considered all the information in the provider submission in relation to the TEF criteria and its judgement reflects, in particular, evidence of: 

  • a highly successful approach to supporting students into employment or further study, and particularly highly skilled employment or further study 
  • a developing culture of recognising and rewarding excellence in learning and teaching 
  • the introduction of innovations to ensure stretch in the curriculum, especially around research-informed teaching 
  • the availability of a wide array of exceptional learning resources, both physical and digital. 

Overall, the TEF Panel judged that the combination of evidence in the provider metrics and the provider submission best fits the descriptor for a Silver award.