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Ravensbourne has today (Thursday 22 June) received a Silver award for its excellent quality of teaching and learning from the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

In a letter administered by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Ravensbourne was commended for:

  • Our commitment to widening participation and recruiting students from a diverse range of backgrounds

  • High levels of practice-based approaches to learning such as live industry briefs, combined with excellent digital resources

  • Systematic and reflective support for innovation-based learning

  • Highly valued input into course design by academic staff and staff in professional services, extensive industry collaboration which combined, has resulted in our graduates’ excellent employability rates. 

Director, Linda Drew said: “I’m extremely proud of this achievement which is a very positive step for Ravensbourne. This award supports the reputation we have established of distinctive excellence in the creative industries.

“I’d like to to pay tribute to all the academic and professional services colleagues who have been recognised for their contributions to outstanding teaching which has resulted in excellent outcomes for our students.

Despite this achievement however our NSS performance, a key TEF metric, is below the benchmark and we must work to improve this. Our provision of timely feedback on students’ work has improved since the introduction of the Assessment and Feedback Policy, but we still have a great deal of work to do in this area as we strive to put the student experience at the heart of everything we do.”

A summary of the findings will be made available within a few days and guidance on the appropriate use of the silver TEF logo and rights to use it within the three year span of the award will be also shared on the intranet.


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