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Teaching Excellence Framework

Teaching Excellence Framework

The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) is a national exercise which assesses excellence in teaching at participating universities and colleges. It also assesses how well these institutions secure excellent outcomes for their students in terms of graduate-level employment or further study.


More information


Office for Students

The Office for Students (OfS) works with Higher Education providers to make sure that students succeed in their studies. It is part-funded by the Department for Education, which determines priorities such as the TEF.

The OfS website provides detailed information for staff and students. This includes information about the OfS itself, teaching-related areas and specific questions about the TEF.


University of Nottingham

The University provides more information about the TEF and our particpation on its website.



If you would like to know more, please contact the Head of Education Excellence Support.