Dundee awarded Gold in Teaching Excellence Framework

TEF Gold Award

The University of Dundee has won a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching), who co-ordinated the University’s TEF submission said: "The TEF offers solid evidence to prospective and current students of the quality of teaching and student support they can expect at university, which at Dundee is of gold standard. This in turn ensures that our students go on to enjoy high levels of employment after they graduate.

 “We strive to ensure that students from all backgrounds are given the opportunities to succeed, with learning and teaching that is enriched by the world class research at the University. Much of our work in this is underpinned by our unique partnership with our students, who have strong representation at every level of the University and have played a key role in enhancing learning, teaching and the wider student experience. Our TEF submission and award reflect the strength of that partnership.

“The TEF Gold award is testament to the hard work of staff and students across the University community.”

The British Government introduced the TEF to recognise excellence in teaching and learning and this current round of awards are valid until 2020.

The TEF panel said their awarding of Gold to Dundee was particularly due to:

  • a comprehensive range of opportunities for students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding which are most highly valued by employers, supported by career planning that is consistently embedded within programmes
  • course design and assessment practices that provide scope for optimum levels of stretch and for consistently high levels of engagement and commitment to learning and study from students
  • optimum levels of student engagement in initiatives enhancing learning, teaching and the support environment
  • a well established University-wide culture that facilitates, recognises and rewards excellence in learning and teaching.