Today, Wednesday 6 June, the Office for Students (OfS) confirmed Warwick’s Silver Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The OfS praises Warwick specifically for:
- excellent outcomes for student engagement through the construction of an embedded framework around inter-disciplinarity, internationalisation and student research, offering diverse and high-quality learning opportunities for students;
- a highly valued culture of research-stimulated learning that provides challenge to students, illustrated by the example of impact achieved by the Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme;
- significant investment in excellent resources to support learning, actively used by students;
- excellent infrastructure for careers support, including a range of co-curricular opportunities and outstanding employment outcomes, including exceptional levels for above-average graduate salaries.
The 2018 submission was made in order to be able to reflect ongoing enhancement to and investment in our teaching and learning provision for the future. The award is valid for three years.
Reflecting on the outcome, Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor, said:
Warwick has been commended ‘for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students’. This follows quickly after last week’s announcement that we were once again ranked in the top ten in the UK of the Guardian’s university league table. However, those two days are no different from any other day of teaching and learning at Warwick. Every day I hear stories and testimony of how Warwick staff and students are working together to share in Warwick’s exceptional teaching and learning experience. I wish to thank you all, for all you do, and have always done, to make each and every day of teaching and learning at Warwick an experience that is so treasured and valued.”