Teaching Excellence Award for the University of Winchester
The University of Winchester has been awarded Silver in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for consistently exceeding rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.
“This result reflects the high quality of our teaching and the tireless commitment and hard work of all staff to teaching excellence,” said Professor Joy Carter DL, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Winchester. “We continually strive to deliver the best student experience possible, and feedback from the TEF will be a useful focus going forward.”
The Teaching Excellence Framework metrics measure teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes, with results demonstrating that students from all backgrounds achieve excellent outcomes at Winchester. The metrics also highlight very high levels of student satisfaction with academic support.
Winchester was highly commended for:
- Appropriate contact hours, personalised learning through tutorials and buddy schemes that provide high levels of engagement and commitment to learning and study from students
- An institutional culture that facilitates excellent teaching through professional development schemes, teaching awards, and promotion schemes
- An institutional approach to developing high quality physical and digital resources, which together with student-based research projects aid and enhance learning and develop study and research skills
- Course design and assessment practices that provide sufficient stretch to ensure most students make progress, and acquire knowledge, skills and understanding that are valued by employers including by working closely with industrial partners in course development and approval.
Over the past year, the University of Winchester has scooped multiple awards including the Social Enterprise Gold Mark; British Quality Foundation UK Excellence Award; British Quality Foundation Sustainable Future Achievement Award; and Times Higher Education Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year Award.