THE UNIVERSITY of Warwick has been awarded Silver status in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
The award was announced earlier today in a publication by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
It recognised the university as an institute which achieves ‘excellent outcomes for its students’ and ‘consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.’
Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Croft said: “A Warwick education is much sought after and our students and staff are highly talented.
“This result is further confirmation of that fact but it is just the latest teaching success in a year filled with a range of significant achievements for Warwick which led us to be ranked 80th in the world the Times Higher World University Rankings 2016 and 57th in the QS World Rankings for 2017.”
The TEF panel noted the following aspects of students’ experiences at Warwick:
“Student stretch within and beyond the curriculum which is exemplary for students who engage with it.
“A curriculum focus on research informed teaching enabling students to engage with, and be involved in, research and scholarship.
“High levels of engagement with employers and a high level of demand for Warwick graduates.
“A culture that recognises and supports the development of teaching excellence.
“High quality physical and digital resources underpinned by significant and sustained investment.”
This accolade comes at the end of an academic year which has seen new investments in learning – including a £18.5 million building, called Oculus, dedicated to teaching, and £2 million in annual funding to support teaching initiatives.