University of Kent awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework

The University of Kent has been awarded a Gold rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). After reviewing applications by 295 higher education providers the TEF Panel concluded that Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students, along with 59 other providers.

This is an outstanding achievement for the University as a whole. Here at the Student Success Project we are proud to have been recognised as having made an “outstanding” contribution.

“The Panel considered all the information in Kent’s submission in relation to the TEF criteria and stated that its judgement reflects, in particular, evidence of:

an outstanding Student Success Project dedicated to closing the attainment gap for students with protected characteristics

– an institutional culture which facilitates, values and rewards excellent teaching and which is embedded across the institution

– the provision of a wide range of co-curricular opportunities for students to enhance their skills

–  physical and digital learning resources of the highest quality

– a flexible and personalised approach to academic support for students which is underpinned by a college system and enhanced through student peer mentoring and an academic adviser scheme

– a systematic approach to embedding employability in the curriculum and providing employment placements for large numbers of students which, together, enable them to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding that are most highly valued by employers”

To find out more about the all the contributions made across the university please see the Campus Online news item.