Lincoln awarded Gold in national assessment of teaching

From the University of Lincoln news by Ian Richards:

The University of Lincoln, UK, has been awarded Gold – the highest standard possible – in a national independent assessment of teaching quality in higher education.

Lincoln was awarded the prestigious status on Thursday 22nd June 2017 in the publication of outcomes of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

The TEF was introduced by the Government to help better inform students’ choices about what and where to study, raise the esteem of teaching, recognise and reward excellent teaching and better meet the needs of employers, business, industry and the professions.

A Gold Award means that: “Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Lincoln delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.”

In their statement of findings on the University of Lincoln, the TEF Panel said evidence showed: “students from all backgrounds… achieve outstanding outcomes”. There was additional evidence of “a comprehensive and embedded approach to student engagement that provides opportunities for students and staff to work closely together”. The panel also commended the “outstanding physical and digital resources which pervade all aspects of student experience, including state-of-the-art teaching spaces”.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. We already pride ourselves on the education, experiences and opportunities we offer our students. Our TEF Gold award is further evidence of our exciting teaching, great support for students and excellent employment outcomes. It is testament to the talents and endeavours not just of our teaching staff but of everyone who makes up our academic community, including our students who so enthusiastically embrace the opportunities and challenges presented to them.”

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