Teaching quality

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Nottingham has been recognised as delivering a Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which aims to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching. Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. The award is for the institution as a whole, and will be valid for up to three years from June 2017.

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About TEF and our award


Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) assessment

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) works with higher education institutions to define, safeguard and improve academic standards and the quality of higher education in the UK.

In the most recent QAA Institutional Audit (2016) the University was recognised as a provider of high quality and standards with the award of the Quality Mark. The review highlighted good practice in five areas, including opportunities for student employability and the Transforming Teaching Programme.

The team of QAA reviewers visited the University in April 2016, as part of its remit to safeguard the public interest in the quality and standards of UK higher education. The review was carried out by experts from other universities and a student reviewer.

Quality standards

The review team judged that the University’s academic standards, the quality of its student learning opportunities and the quality of its information about learning opportunities all met UK standards.

Areas of good practice were identified in: opportunities for student employability, peer observation of teaching, embedded engagement with students to promote learning opportunities, the University’s Teaching and Learning Review process and its Transforming Teaching Programme.

QAA Action plan

Following the review and release of the final report; the University have released their action plan.

Teaching quality (QAA) 


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