The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has capped an extraordinary year of league table improvements by achieving the award of Gold under the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).
TEF is managed by the Office for Students (OfS) and is designed to assess teaching, learning and outcomes at UK universities. Attaining Gold indicates that an institution is deemed to be outstanding.
UCA Vice-Chancellor Professor Bashir Makhoul said: “We are delighted to be awarded gold in recognition of the extraordinary support we provide UCA students as they develop their creative potential on our courses.”
The TEF panel’s findings praise UCA for ensuring that students from all backgrounds receive positive outcomes, citing an ‘institutional culture which facilitates, recognised and rewards excellent teaching.’
The findings also highlight UCA’s unique approach for fostering employability, recognising: ‘an institutional strategy for employability embedded across all curricula, linked to project work and significant contact with employers that frequently engages students in developments from the forefront of professional practice.’
Earlier this month the Guardian placed UCA 13th out of all British universities, and positioned UCA as the top creative specialist. This ranking means that UCA is the leading creative specialist in all UK league tables, as well as being the Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2019.