Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework 2017

The University of Northampton has been awarded Gold – the highest possible mark – in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF is a league table where universities, colleges and private providers are judged on the quality of the education they provide.

The Government looked at official data and what we provide to our students and found the following to be “outstanding”:

  • Levels of employment or further study for our graduates
  • Assessment and feedback
  • A personalised student experience
  • Academic support
  • Our approach to involving students in research,scholarship and professional practice –particularly research in the community and sector-leading work on social enterprise.

If you study with us you will know that our teaching and outcomes for students are officially the highest quality found in the UK and we offer very high levels of support, putting you first.

The full TEF results and the evidence used in the assessment can be found at All TEF awards listed on the site are valid until September 2021.