Bangor University has been awarded the Gold standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which makes it the only University in Wales to achieve this standard.
The framework assesses universities across three main categories, namely, Teaching Quality, Learning Environment and Student Outcomes, and Learning Gain as a part of the UK government’s plans for raising standards in higher education.
The TEF Panel judged that Bangor University delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. The University has been deemed to deliver education of the highest quality.
The review highlighted that students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes, and that retention, progression to highly skilled employment or further study, and Welsh medium provision are above benchmark. The University also has consistently outstanding levels of student satisfaction with teaching, assessment and feedback, and academic support, notably exceeding the provider’s benchmark.
Bangor University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor John G. Hughes said: “Bangor has maintained a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality student experience for many decades. Not only do we link research and teaching, but we also provide personalised pastoral care, and provide variety and experimentation in our teaching and learning.”
Commenting on Bangor’s success, UK Government minister and Aberconwy MP, Guto Bebb said, “This award is well-deserved and sends a message to potential students across the world that Wales is a fantastic destination for higher education. It also demonstrates to employers and overseas businesses planning to invest in Wales that graduates from our universities are being trained to the highest standards.”