The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is a new measure designed to recognise and reward teaching that meets the best international standards. As a university that prides itself on delivering outstanding teaching, we are pleased to announce that the University of Leeds has won Gold, the highest possible award.
How the TEF measures excellence
Judged by an independent panel of academic experts, students and employers, the TEF measures excellence in three key areas:
- Teaching quality
- Learning environment
- Educational and professional outcomes for students
The goal of the TEF is to help UK-based and international students make an informed choice about undergraduate study.
How the University of Leeds achieved Gold
Teaching and student outcomes at the University of Leeds were described as “consistently outstanding” and “of the very highest quality found in the UK”.
Other strengths identified by the panel include:
- Innovative experiences that prepare students for the world beyond university
- A focus on employability, personal discovery and global insight
- Programmes that foster work-readiness and transferable skills
- Exceptional physical and digital resources that support independent learning
Said Sir Alan Langlands, Vice-Chancellor of the University “Leeds achieves excellent student education and an outstanding all-round experience, which is reflected across a raft of measures, including a 90% satisfaction rate in the National Student Survey and a top five position in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017.”
Choose your pathway programme to the University of Leeds – a TEF Gold award-winning university.