The University of Portsmouth achieves prestigious Gold award

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University of Portsmouth


The University of Portsmouth is one of only four universities in the South East region to
achieve Gold in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

An independent panel of experts judged that the University of Portsmouth “delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.”

The University credits its success to offering a distinctive student experience, outstanding support for its students, and embedding innovative technology in courses designed to prepare students for successful careers.

Professor Graham Galbraith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, said: “We welcome the introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework and are delighted that the University of Portsmouth has been given the highest ‘Gold’ rating.

“For too long universities’ reputations have been overly-dependent on their research and ‘prestige’ – which can often be code for being old. The UK is recognised as a world leader in the provision of higher education and this new government rating provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognise great teachers and great teaching that lead to positive student outcomes.”

Alongside the new Gold rating, the University has risen steadily in a range of independent guides and awards. It was ranked 37th in the 2018 Guardian University Guide, rose five places to 56th in the 2018 Complete University Guide and was ranked as one of the world’s top young universities in the Times Higher Education ranking of universities under 50 years old.

On top of these accolades, newly released national figures show that the University of Portsmouth’s graduates are the most successful in the South East region. According to figures from the annual Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 96.5% of Portsmouth graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating. This puts the university in the number one slot out of the higher education institutions in the South East region and in the top 15% nationally.

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