The University of Huddersfield has achieved the pinnacle of recognition with an outstanding Gold rating, the highest accolade attainable, in the Office for Students’ latest Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

This accolade reflects the university’s unwavering commitment to providing an exceptional student experience and fostering excellent student outcomes.

Notably, the university secured a Gold rating in both critical categories of student experience and student outcomes, solidifying its position as an institution dedicated to excellence.

This remarkable accomplishment marks a continuation of the Gold status awarded during the 2017 evaluation.

The TEF, overseen by the Office for Students (OfS), serves as a catalyst for higher education institutions to excel in teaching, learning and nurturing students towards successful educational journeys.

It assigns overall ratings of gold, silver or bronze, along with evaluating student experience and student outcomes. The University of Huddersfield’s triumphant achievement lies in its attainment of the coveted Gold rating across all three dimensions.

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The TEF panel’s evaluation commended the university for its “outstanding teaching, feedback and assessment practices,” underscoring their efficacy in nurturing student learning, progression and achievement.

Furthermore, the university’s unwavering focus on enhancing students’ future employability garnered praise, as the panel acknowledged its highly effective approaches in ensuring students not only succeed but also thrive beyond their academic pursuits.

University of Huddersfield vice-chancellor, Prof Bob Cryan, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Huddersfield has been rated as Gold in this exercise.

“Thank you to everyone involved in our submission, and to all colleagues and students in our community who work so hard to deliver excellence in everything we do.”

Taha Khan, Students’ Union president, said: “Being awarded TEF Gold is a fantastic achievement for the institution. On behalf of the students, I’d like to thank all the staff who have worked incredibly hard to deliver excellent teaching and support.”