UCEM receives Provisional TEF rating for 2nd year running

Posted on: 7 June, 2018

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University College of Estate Management (UCEM) has been awarded a Provisional rating under the second Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results, announced yesterday. The Provisional rating means that UCEM meets rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education, and is taking part in the TEF, but does not yet have sufficient data to be fully assessed.

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is an exercise introduced by the government in England, to assess higher education providers’ levels of excellence in terms of teaching and ensuring students get good outcomes, whether graduate-level employment or further study.

The UK has a world-class higher education sector, with all universities and colleges quality assessed through robust systems. The TEF builds on this by identifying and rewarding excellence in undergraduate teaching and student outcomes, in addition to the high standards of academic quality already required. Universities and colleges are awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze, or a provisional rating (meaning they do not yet have enough data for a full award).

The TEF awards were decided by an independent panel of experts including academics, students and employer representatives. Drawing on national data, and evidence submitted by each university or college, the TEF measures excellence in three areas: teaching quality, the learning environment and the educational and professional outcomes achieved by students.

Professor Chris Husbands, Chair of the TEF assessment panel and Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, commented, “The Teaching Excellence Framework looks further than the already rigorous standards for higher education. Now in its second year of awards, the TEF continues to shine a light on excellence, which the assessment panel has again found in higher education providers of all types.”

Jane Fawkes, Deputy Principal, of UCEM, added, “The TEF measures the things that students care about: excellent teaching and a supportive, stimulating academic environment which helps them to fulfill their potential to secure a good job or progress to further study or training.

At UCEM, we are committed to providing accessible, flexible and cost-effective online education, supported by subject experts and a range of professional services, including a dedicated Student Advice Team and a Careers Service.  We pride ourselves on building better talent for a better Built Environment and are extremely pleased to have been recognised by the TEF awards once again.”

The full list of ratings for each higher education provider is published at officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/teaching/tef-outcomes/ together with the award summaries, underlying metrics and the submissions provided in support of the assessments.