• Teaching and learning excellence - TEF Silver + text
  • Outstanding teaching

    High-quality teaching lies at the heart of Oxford Brookes. We are proud to have received a host of achievements and accolades, including 9 National Teaching Fellowships for our staff.

    ‘A strategic focus on excellent teaching quality’

    Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 - Panel feedback

    Oxford Brookes has also been awarded a Silver rating from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The sector-wide scheme is the first nationwide ranking for teaching excellence in UK universities and colleges. The Silver rating reflects the high standard of our teaching which consistently goes beyond the rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

    Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel highlighted Oxford Brookes’ ‘strategic focus on excellent teaching quality including research-informed teaching’. The Panel also applauded the University’s developments in learning and teaching which are ‘consistently informed by the student voice’.

  • National recognition for great teaching

    We are home to 9 National Teaching Fellows - the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching. Our National Teaching Fellows work across a range of subjects from geography and architecture to business and education. Our academics also take part in innovative schemes which add value to their teaching.

  • Brookes Union Teaching Awards

    The annual Brookes Union Teaching Awards celebrate excellence in teaching across the University and are an opportunity for students to recognise members of staff who have enhanced their learning experience, or gone above and beyond the call of duty.

    In 2017 over 200 members of academic and support staff were nominated. Dr Dave Carter, Reader in Biomedical Science won the ‘Most Inspirational Lecturer’ Award. Dave was praised for instilling in his students a genuine passion to learn, rather than to simply pass exams. As well as for taking a complicated subject, making it easy to understand, and taking the time to help anyone who was struggling.

    “Dave turned a hectic, assessment-packed term time into one of the most amazing learning experiences we could have hoped for.”

  • What our students say

    Bernard Chu

    All my lecturers are really professional, knowledgeable and engaging as well, which makes learning much easier and more interesting, just fun.

    Bernard Chu, studying Nutrition

    Kristi Ronning Langli

    Being able to have a close relationship with tutors and my academic adviser has been vital for my studies. I don't think my course would have been half as enjoyable as it is without the remarkable staff.

    Kristi Ronning Langli, studying Drama and English

    Haakon Sorlie

    The best thing about the course is the people who teach it.

    Haakon Sorlie, studying History

    Dana Kanibolotska

    Your teachers become your mentors and guides for life.

    Dana Kanibolotska, studying International Hospitality Management

    Aiysha Whitfield

    My parents have been impressed with the academic standards of my course.

    Aiysha Whitfield studying Film Studies and Communication, Media and Culture