Oxford Brookes recognised for “high quality teaching, learning and outcomes” in Teaching Excellence Framework
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Oxford Brookes University has received a silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
The TEF has been introduced by the UK Government to “recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching at universities”.
Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University delivers “high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.”
Oxford Brookes has a strong reputation for inspirational teaching and already outperforms the sector for student satisfaction. The University is delivering sector-leading teaching, learning and assessment complemented by outstanding support and resources on a daily basis.
The TEF award recognises that “students achieve excellent outcomes” and the “outstanding levels of satisfaction with teaching and assessment and feedback” at Oxford Brookes. The TEF also noted:
- “a strategic focus on excellent teaching quality including research informed teaching
- “high levels of investment in physical and digital resources which are valued by students
- “excellent use of data, which informs academic support
- “developments in learning and teaching consistently informed by the student voice
- “a focus on teaching qualifications for academic staff, which is highly valued by staff”.
We place an exceptional student experience at the heart of everything we do and remain committed to providing learning, teaching and support which is at the leading edge.Professor Julie McLeod, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), Oxford Brookes University
Professor Julie McLeod, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), commented: “This award is testament to the dedication and expertise of colleagues working across the University. I wish to personally thank our fantastic staff as they routinely go above and beyond with their dedication and expertise.
“We place an exceptional student experience at the heart of everything we do and remain committed to providing learning, teaching and support which is at the leading edge. Essential to this is a student-centred approach and our award therefore recognises our excellent students too as they are so important in helping to shape the learning and support environment.
“Those studying at the University in the future will know they are joining a community which delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes. The University will be looking to see how it can further improve its teaching excellence with a view to gaining a Gold award in future years.”
This year’s TEF considered teaching excellence across three main aspects: teaching quality; learning environment; and student outcomes and learning gain.
Areas of particular strength demonstrated by Oxford Brookes in its submission included:
Further information on inspiration teaching at Oxford Brookes can be found on the University’s webpages.