July 17, 2017

We are pleased to announce that one of our longest standing university partners, the University of Essex, has just been awarded the highest rating of Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017).

Gold means Essex delivers an excellent educational experience and excellent outcomes for students.

The UK government introduced the Teaching Excellence Framework to recognize and reward excellent learning and teaching, and ensure that prospective students can make informed decisions when choosing a university.

Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England has said: “The TEF measures the things that students themselves say they care about: high-quality, engaged teaching and a supportive, stimulating learning environment which equips them with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their potential, and then to progress to a good job or further study”.

The TEF Panel judged that the University of Essex delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. This was assessed on a variety of aspects, but some particular highlights in Essex’s feedback recognized their major investment in employability and creating opportunities for their students, their tailored teaching being suited to individual student needs, and their highly successful peer mentoring team and student support.

The TEF panel stated that at Essex students from all backgrounds achieve outstanding outcomes with regards to continuation and progression to highly-skilled employment or further study.

Congratulations, Essex!  We are proud of you.

If you're interested to learn more about your study options at Essex, or any other UK university, get in touch with us today for free guidance and support.