in the Teaching
Excellence and
Student Outcomes Framework (TEF)

The University of Derby has been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).

The TEF has been developed by the Department for Education in England for recognising excellent teaching, in addition to existing national quality requirements for universities, colleges and other higher education providers. It provides information to help prospective students choose where to study.

University of Derby awarded TEF Gold

“At the University of Derby we have always taken great pride in our approach to teaching and learning.

What we teach and the way we teach it is designed to ensure all our students benefit from academic challenge, outstanding facilities and relevant work experience opportunities which ensure upon graduating they are best placed to realise their goals and aspirations.

We are ambitious. Not only in terms of what we want to achieve as a University, but what we want our graduates of the future to achieve be it locally, nationally or globally.

To this end, our pursuit of excellence in student experience, with academic rigour at its heart, will never cease. Wherever the bar is set, our aim will be to take it higher. This commitment to our students is evidenced throughout our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) submission.” 

Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor

About the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF)

The Government introduced the TEF in 2016 and the results were first published in June 2017. Further information is available on the Office for Students website. The TEF is voluntary and each higher education provider decides whether or not to take part.

Participating higher education providers receive a gold, silver or bronze award reflecting the excellence of their teaching, learning environment and student outcomes. The awards cover undergraduate teaching.

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Office for Students website and our 2017 submission can be found below: