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University celebrates Gold and Silver ratings in Teaching Excellence Framework

28 Sep 2023

The University is rated Silver overall, Gold for Student Outcomes, and Silver for Student Experience

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We are pleased to share that our University has achieved Gold and Silver ratings in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023 - recognising the significant efforts and achievements of our staff and students.

The result acknowledges successes across teaching quality, flexible learning, teaching and learning resources, and the efforts of staff who support our students to complete their awards and prepare for fantastic careers nationally and across the globe.

“Staff and students of Manchester will be delighted with these results, having overcome so many challenges and made such positive progress in the last four years,” says April McMahon, Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students.

“Gold for Student Outcomes is a fitting accolade for our fabulous graduates as they step out into the world. It also recognises the support we give to our Manchester students, helping them secure amazing careers.

“Silver for Student Experience shows the progress made in flexible learning, support for teaching, curriculum and resources, as well as everything our student body does to make Manchester the wonderful place it is.”

Manchester graduates continue to be highly sought-after by the UK’s top graduate employers and are known for their work-ready skills and experience, as well as their academic ability.

Schemes such as Stellify help our students stand out in a competitive world with volunteering, and masterclasses on global issues, social responsibility and leadership. Our dedicated teaching and support staff across the University are unquestionably enthusiastic about enabling students to succeed, and fostering dynamic, hybrid and valuable learning experiences. Their passion and commitment contribute to delivering excellence in the areas that students care about the most.

We remain committed to continuous improvement and to exceptional teaching and learning experiences for all our students, regardless of their backgrounds.

We look forward to reflecting more on the TEF Panel feedback to celebrate the quality of our teaching and learning, and identify areas requiring further focus, in partnership with our students.

A massive thank you to all colleagues and student representatives who were involved in our TEF submissions, and we hope you will all join us in celebrating the excellent outcomes of TEF 2023.

More information

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is a national government exercise run by the Office for Students (OfS).

  • You can learn more about what TEF is and why it is important in our TEF explainer.

Case studies from TEF are available below, showcasing some our leading work in teaching:

Our new campaign Manchester Minds also highlights some of our most inspiring teachers.