Oxford Brookes awarded Silver in Teaching Excellence Framework 2023

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The award recognises the high quality of teaching at Oxford Brookes.

Oxford Brookes University has been awarded a Silver rating in recognition of its high-quality teaching and learning by the Office for Students (OfS).

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is a national scheme run by the OfS and measures excellence in two areas: student experience and student outcomes. Higher education institutions are rated Gold, Silver or Bronze by a panel of experts made up of academics and students. 

The Silver award recognises that “the student experience and outcomes are typically very high quality, and there may be some outstanding features”.

In its report the panel recognised: 

  • “a clear innovation in ideas and approaches for employability”

  • “access to a range of very high-quality academic support, particularly those with disabilities”

  • “very high-quality learning resources”

  • “strong partnerships between the University and its students, with recognition of student contributions and co-development of schemes with the Students’ Union”

  • “high-quality approaches to supporting student success with outstanding elements, including the tailoring of support for specific student demographics and the reduction in academic failure rates”

  • “high-quality rates of continuation and completion with mentor schemes on offer throughout a student’s time at the University”

Gina Dalton, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education, at Oxford Brookes University, said: “We are very pleased to have been awarded a silver award which recognises the hard work of all our academics and technicians, professional service staff, and the Students’ Union on behalf of our students.

“We ultimately aim to achieve a gold award in future years and will therefore continue to identify key areas for improvement and address how we meet these challenges.”