National Rankings

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Teaching Excellence Framework: TEF GoldThe 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, Vice Chancellor, said after Buckingham came top of the NSS in 2017: “The NSS remains the voice of the UK’s students and Buckingham is thrilled to be top once again; we are very fortunate to have such great students and academics who clearly make learning at Buckingham such a success for all. It is a shame for students when considering their choices that some universities have not been included in this year’s results”.

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

The University is ranked by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 as:

  • 1st for Teaching Quality
  • 2nd for Student-Staff Ratio
  • 4th 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)

  • Safest campus

    Ranked top five in England and Wales (with a total score of 19.3 for our Buckingham campus – The Complete University Guide 2017)

  • 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)

  • Free speech

    Ranked 1st for upholding Free Speech (Spiked Magazine Poll).

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