Surrey is an 'outstanding', award-winning university

ISC Surrey students in the library

The UK Government has created a new scheme for recognising and rewarding excellent teaching at universities, called the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF provides information to help undergraduate students make the right decision about where to study.

An independent panel of experts, including academics, students and employers, decide the awards. This panel uses 10 criteria, which cover teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes.

How Surrey earned its TEF Gold award

A participating university is awarded “gold for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.”

The University of Surrey received its award for:

  • Providing a challenging yet supportive learning experience
  • Offering innovative, personalised and well-resourced programme
  • Embedding professional training within its degrees
  • Its outstanding research expertise, which helps to shape its degrees and develop students’ critical and analytical skills. 

The TEF panel recognised that students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding results at Surrey. High numbers of students also progress to highly skilled employment or further study.

Professor Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor, said, “This is a wonderful recognition of our world-class education programmes, teaching quality and exceptional student experience. It is a reinforcement of Surrey’s widely acknowledged position as a leader in UK higher education.”

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