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Gold for Norwich in the Teaching Excellence Framework

Norwich University of the Arts has achieved the highest recognition, a Gold rating, in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). It is the only specialist creative arts and design University to earn a triple Gold TEF rating

The independent TEF panel have identified teaching, learning, and outcomes for students at Norwich as being consistently outstanding. The panel also judged both the student experience and the student outcomes to be ‘Gold’.

The TEF uses evidence from a set of measures that focus on student satisfaction, retention rates and graduate employment, as well as a written submission from the University to decide on the level of award.

Professor Simon Ofield Kerr, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said:

“We are delighted that our teaching has been rated as among the best in the country. The Gold award is testament to the strength and depth of teaching and learning across our University, to the hard work and dedication of our staff, and most importantly to the commitment of our students to their creativity.

At Norwich we are committed to critical creativity, a unique approach delivered through industry-led and cross-disciplinary projects, designed to support our students to be the most effective independent creatives, fulfil their potential and acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to shape our world for the better.

As we move into our new building and develop our material and digital workshops, we are committed to the importance of creative education in supporting the ongoing expansion of the creative sector and industries.”


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