28th September 2023

These ratings were awarded in 2023, for four years.

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has achieved a Silver Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rating from the Office for Students (OfS).

The University received silver in the two underpinning ratings – student experience and student outcomes – with ‘typically very high quality’ achieved in both areas. These ratings were awarded in 2023, for four years.

In its submission, the University highlighted its commitment to widening participation, high-quality teaching, and academic and pastoral support.

According to the OfS panel statement, all BGU’s student experience features are considered to be typically very high-quality. These include teaching, learning and assessment, learning resources, and staff support and training. Student outcomes features include retention, completion, and further study / graduate jobs.

The Teaching Excellence Framework is a national scheme run by the OfS that aims to encourage higher education providers to improve and deliver excellence in the areas that students care about the most: teaching, learning and achieving positive outcomes from their studies.

The TEF does this by assessing and rating universities and colleges for excellence above a set of minimum requirements for quality and standards.

The ratings reflect the extent to which a provider delivers an excellent experience and outcomes for its mix of undergraduate students and across the range of its undergraduate courses and subjects.

Bishop Grosseteste University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen Stanton said: “We are thrilled to achieve Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework, recognising a typically 'very high quality' provision of education and student experience at Bishop Grosseteste University.

“This achievement is a testament to every member of our BGU community, who are dedicated to offering students an educational experience with exceptional support, innovative teaching, rigorous assessment, outstanding outcomes, and preparing our students for their journey beyond university. We are truly proud of this accomplishment, which underscores our ongoing commitment to excellence in higher education.”