Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
The University of Buckingham has come at the top of the rankings in the first-ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rankings.
Buckingham has been awarded Gold and achieved a remarkable result with “double positive” ratings in all six categories. The majority of universities, over two-thirds achieved only silver or bronze.
Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, said: “For Buckingham, one of the country’s smallest universities, to come at the top of the rankings in the first ever TEF exercise is exceptional. We are thrilled to see our exemplary teaching methods receiving official recognition. Our small class sizes and commitment to quality teaching ensure our students do well when they leave. We see many of them blossom on their journey with us which is why so many say they made the right choice choosing Buckingham. The TEF result shows that students choosing Buckingham can be confident that they will have the very best in teaching quality, frequent contact with their tutors and excellent career prospects.”
The National Student Survey
Buckingham is proud to have been top or near top of the National Student Survey (NSS) in student satisfaction since 2006.
The NSS provides all final-year undergraduate students in UK higher education institutions and further education colleges with the opportunity to express their opinions on what they liked during their time at university.
Sir Anthony Seldon, the Vice-Chancellor, said after Buckingham came top of the NSS in 2016: “We are thrilled to have received our highest score ever for student satisfaction in our 40th year. This is a ringing endorsement of our trailblazing approach over four decades. Whilst studying at some other universities can mean big, impersonal lectures and just being a number, our high staff-student ratio and open door policy results in students at Buckingham getting all the help they need from tutors and enjoying the benefits of small Oxbridge-style tutorial groups.
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
The University is ranked by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 as:
- 1st for Teaching Quality
- 1st for Student-Staff Ratio
- 1st for Student Experience
Other strengths in the league tables
Staff: student ratio
Ranked 2nd out of 129 universities (Complete University Guide 2018)
Satisfied with course
Ranked 1st out of 129 universities (The Complete University Guide 2018)
Ranked 1st in England and Wales (with a total score of 15.2 for our Buckingham campus – The Complete University Guide 2016)
Subject area ranking
Ranked 19th in Business, Management and Marketing out of 117 universities (The Guardian University League Table 2018)
Subject area ranking
Ranked 14th in Accounting out of 102 universities (The Guardian University League Table 2018)
Ranked 1st for upholding Free Speech (Spiked Magazine Poll).