Top recognition for Keele in new Teaching Excellence Framework

The UK Government has introduced the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) to recognise and reward teaching excellence. We are proud to announce that Keele University has achieved Gold – the highest possible award.

An independent panel of experts decides the level of award for each participating university. This panel is made up of academics, students and employer representatives. They take into consideration national data as well as evidence submitted by the university.

The TEF measures excellence in three key areas:

  • Teaching quality
  • Learning environment
  • Educational and professional outcomes of students.

The scheme aims to help students make the right choice about where to study their undergraduate degree.

How Keele achieved its Gold award

The TEF panel found that Keele students from all backgrounds achieve outstanding outcomes, progressing to highly skilled employment or further study.

Keele University strengths recognised by the TEF panel also include:

  • High student satisfaction with teaching, assessment and feedback, and academic support
  • Strong employability support, including internships and enterprise schemes
  • Significant investment in teaching and learning spaces and resources
  • Outstanding levels of student engagement and support, including many opportunities outside the curriculum, from study abroad experiences to volunteering programmes. 

Professor Trevor McMillan, Vice-Chancellor at Keele University, said:

“This outstanding recognition of excellent teaching and first-rate student experience is a significant achievement for the University. We are exceptionally proud of all of our staff, who go above and beyond to ensure that every student who comes to Keele is fully engaged and supported during their time here, and leaves as a highly skilled, employable graduate.”

Adam Mawardi is a final year student at Keele University. He commented on the high quality of the teaching he received throughout his degree:

“The teaching at Keele is superb. There is tremendous support from both your lecturers and personal tutors, ranging from one to one meetings to address gaps in your knowledge and develop exam technique, to providing advice on how to progress to a first-class honours standard.”

Choose your pathway programme to Keele University – a TEF Gold award-winning university.

Read the full article on the Keele University website.