The award underlines Nottingham’s status as an outstanding teaching and research-intensive university, producing global graduates who are highly sought after by top employers. The gold rating comes on the back of recent data from the national LEO (Longitudinal Educational Outcomes) study which found that our students are among some of the highest earners in the UK and progress in their careers faster than graduates from other universities.
The University’s consistency in graduate employment is one of its key strengths and this, along with its excellent National Student Survey scores and student retention rates, has undoubtedly boosted a strong offering for students.
The TEF panel noted that students at the University achieved “consistently outstanding outcomes”, and that there were high levels of student satisfaction with teaching and academic support.
The Gold award also reflects:
- systematic evaluation of student feedback
- the role of students as change agents
- the level of contact time
- an embedded culture of personalised learning
- exceptionally high student engagement with advanced technology-enhanced learning
- focused, discipline-specific careers support
- an institutional culture that rewards excellent teaching.
Professor Sarah O’Hara, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that we have received a TEF Gold rating. It reflects the hard work and creativity of our teaching staff and support colleagues across our UK campuses. Every single one of them has contributed to this institutional award, and I want to thank them all.”
Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar, added: “This is a real mark of confidence from HEFCE and the UK government in the quality of our teaching and the support our students receive. From high quality careers advice and guidance to the consistently outstanding outcomes achieved by our students we have been recognised for the quality of support we provide.
“Moreover, through our commitment to developing and using the most innovative learning technologies and high levels of student satisfaction, our institutional culture has been recognised as encouraging and rewarding excellent teaching.”
The TEF award description is as follows:
‘Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Nottingham delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.’
The Teaching Excellence Framework website has more information about the TEF process.
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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with a “distinct” approach to internationalisation, which rests on those full-scale campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as a large presence in its home city.’ (Times Good University Guide 2016). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015. It is ranked in the world’s top 75 by the QS World University Rankings 2015/16. More than 97 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is recognised internationally and it is 8th in the UK by research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has been voted the world’s greenest campus for four years running, according to Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities.
Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest-ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future.
Posted on 22nd June 2017