UCLan gains a silver excellence award

28 September 2023

University of Central Lancashire receives prestigious Teaching Excellence Framework silver award for its high-quality student experience and outcomes

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has achieved a prestigious silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), a national scheme which rates higher education institutions in the areas students care about most.

Run by the Office for Students (OfS) the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) encourages improvement in teaching, learning, and achieving positive outcomes for students from their studies. The overall judgement is drawn from looking back at the last four years of performance in terms of student satisfaction, continuation, completion, and progression metrics, alongside a 25-page written submission, and a separate, independent submission led by the Students’ Union

Achieving a Teaching Excellence Framework Silver Award means the university’s student experience and outcomes have been formally assessed as typically very high quality, and there may be some outstanding features.

TEF 2023 Silver logo

"There is so much good practice across the university that we were able to draw upon in our award submission and I’m delighted our drive to continue to improve student experience and outcomes has been recognised"

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire Professor Graham Baldwin

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire Professor Graham Baldwin said: “Transforming the lives of students is at the heart of everything we do at the University of Central Lancashire, so to be recognised with a TEF silver for the qualities we care about most is fantastic news.

“It’s well known that we pride ourselves on being an open and accessible institution for people from all backgrounds. There is so much good practice across the university that we were able to draw upon in our award submission and I’m delighted our drive to continue to improve student experience and outcomes has been recognised.”

The University of Central Lancashire’s TEF Silver Award will last for four years. Students are encouraged to use TEF ratings – which provide a clear signal of a provider's excellence – as useful context to the range of more detailed information they will want to consider when deciding what and where to study.