Coventry University secures its reputation with Gold ranking
Coventry University has secured its position as one of the UK’s top universities with a number of new awards including being ranked Gold in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Following Coventry’s strong performance in the Guardian University Guide 2018, in which it climbed to 12th place – its highest ever listing – and regained its title of top modern university.
Coventry University received a Gold rating in the TEF, a new British government ranking of how well students are taught across UK universities published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
Of the 134 higher education institutions which took part across the UK, Coventry was one of just 30 per cent to achieve the top score, and scored higher than several Russell Group institutions – which is a leading group of 24 research universities.
The TEF assesses universities on the quality of their teaching by looking at measures including student satisfaction, student retention rates and graduate employment levels.
The judging panel noted that Coventry has:
- “Consistently outstanding student support services to all students, in particular those from disadvantaged backgrounds, that support retention and progression”
- “A rigorous and critical approach to assessment and feedback that effectively supports students from all backgrounds towards progression and attainment”
- “An outstanding institutional culture that places emphasis on recognising and rewarding excellent teaching”
- “An outstanding focus on employability and developing entrepreneurship skills that are highly valued by employers.”
Professor John Latham, Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University said: “A new order has been established in university rankings, a clear message that universities must work harder for a recognised environment of success and that students are looking for more than historic reputation.
“They want to be taught by committed professionals who care about preparing them for the global workplace and TEF is a wake-up call that shows a philosophy of independent learning must be backed up by quality teaching.
“This result validates the hard work and support of our exceptional staff, proving that outstanding student experience and teaching leads to great graduate job opportunities.”
The news adds to growing awards for Coventry University which has also been named as one of the world’s top institutions under 50 years old, and confirmed its commitment to international experiences by sending more students abroad as part of their course than any other UK university.
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