Teaching Excellence Success for Cardiff Met

​22/06/2017

​The University is celebrating being one of only four universities in Wales to be awarded a Silver Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rating in the recent results published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). 

A university with a TEF rating has shown evidence of excellent performance and is reputable and of the highest quality; a rating distinguishes institutions as among the best world-class Higher Education providers in the UK.

A Silver TEF rating places Cardiff Met alongside other respected Welsh institutions, including Cardiff and Swansea University.

Cardiff Metropolitan University's President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cara Aitchison said: "Congratulations to all staff, students and stakeholders who have contributed to today's announcement. We are extremely proud to receive a Silver Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rating; this award celebrates our excellent learning and teaching quality and will stand as a testament to the University's excellent reputation for prospective students.

"The result acknowledges that Cardiff Metropolitan University significantly and consistently exceeds the expectations of UK Higher Education providers and further demonstrates our commitment to our goal of being a top 50 UK university by 2022/23."

President elect of the Students' Union, Will Fuller said: "Cardiff Metropolitan's Students' Union is committed to working collaboratively with the University to improve all aspects of the student experience. The Silver Teaching Excellence Framework award highlights the success of the University-wide effort to create a positive student experience, as a result of many excellent initiatives already in place, and acknowledges good practice across the institution.

"It is an extremely positive recognition that allows us to further focus on quality enhancement of academic courses, enhanced student support and engagement and the development of our estates and facilities portfolio."

Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, added:

"Students invest significant amounts of time and money in their higher education. They rightly expect a high-quality learning experience and outcomes that reflect their potential. The UK already has a high bar for quality and standards, which all universities and colleges must meet. But the TEF judges excellence above and beyond this, clearly showing the highest levels across the sector.

"The TEF measures the things that students themselves say they care about: high-quality, engaged teaching and a supportive, stimulating learning environment which equips them with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their potential, and then to progress to a good job or further study."

See a full list of results on the HEFCE website.