The University of Manchester

University of Manchester achieves Gold rating for Student Outcomes and Silver overall in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023

The University of Manchester today (28 September) celebrates its Gold and Silver achievements in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023, conducted by the Office for Students (OfS). The University is rated Silver overall, Gold for Student Outcomes, and Silver for Student Experience.

Gold for Student Outcomes is a well-deserved accolade for our hard-working graduates. It also pays tribute to staff across the university who help prepare our students for fantastic careers nationally and across the globe. The University of Manchester is ranked 42 in the world for graduate employability by QS. In the UK, we’re the most targeted university by the nation’s top graduate employers (The Graduate Market, 2023). We take immense pride in being ranked number 2 university in the world for our global impact (THE, 2023) and 28 in the world for our overall quality (QS). 

As the UK’s largest single site university, with a strong sense of place and deep commitment to Greater Manchester and social responsibility, we are proud to be very popular with undergraduate applicants, and to offer a unique and supportive student experience. Schemes such as Stellify help our students stand out in a competitive world with volunteering, and masterclasses on global issues, social responsibility and leadership. Our dedicated teaching and support staff across the University are unquestionably enthusiastic about their roles in enabling students to succeed, and fostering dynamic, hybrid and valuable learning experiences. Their passion and commitment contribute to delivering excellence in the areas that students care about the most.

We remain committed to continuous improvement and providing exceptional teaching and learning experiences to all our students, regardless of their backgrounds, We look forward to reflecting more on the TEF Panel feedback to celebrate the quality of our teaching and learning, and identify areas requiring further focus. 

April McMahon, Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students at The University of Manchester, welcomed the TEF outcomes: 

“The staff and students of Manchester will be delighted with these results, having overcome so many challenges and made such positive progress in the last four years. Gold for Student Outcomes is a fitting accolade for our fabulous graduates as they step out into the world. It also recognises the support we give to our Manchester students, helping them secure amazing careers. Silver for Student Experience shows the progress made in flexible learning, support for teaching, curriculum and resources, as well as everything our student body does to make Manchester the wonderful place it is.” 

Case studies from TEF are available online, showcasing some our leading work in teaching. Our new campaign Manchester Minds, also highlights some of our most inspiring teachers. 


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