We’re proud to have received a Gold award for the quality of our education in a UK-wide review of university teaching standards.
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Our course content and delivery is rated as outstanding with the review citing ‘innovative and highly effective course design and content that inspires students to actively engage and commit to their learning’.
We’re also rated outstanding in the areas of:
The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is a national scheme run by the Office for Students that focuses on the areas students care most about: teaching, learning, and achieving positive outcomes from their studies.
It has three outcomes: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Our Gold award signifies that our ‘student experience and outcomes are typically outstanding’.
The three universities in the East of England to achieve a Gold rating were University of Cambridge, Norwich University of the Arts and ARU. Source: TEF 2023 ratings dashboard - Office for Students
ARU is among the 20% of universities in the country who have been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework - a reflection of the outstanding education we offer to our students.
Our students are at the heart of ARU. They’re full of talent and promise, and we provide them with the tools they need to realise their potential.
ARU’s ‘Course content and delivery’ is rated outstanding, with our TEF report citing ‘innovative and highly effective course design and content that inspires students to actively engage and commit to their learning’.
Some of the features of our courses include:
We’ve been rated outstanding for our ‘Approaches to supporting student success’, with students having access to a wide range of services and support tailored to their needs.
ARU Students’ Union is also a key part of our students’ experience. It’s dedicated to making sure students’ voices are heard and that they get the most out of their studies – while forging friendships and enjoying university life.
We work closely with the SU to create a learning community that encourages student engagement and, ultimately, success.
Our student services include:
When looking at our course content and delivery, the Office for Students noted:
Our staff benefit from the support of Anglia Learning & Teaching, which offers resources, training and recognition for all those engaged in learning, teaching and assessment at ARU.
We’re proud of all our staff, and the difference they’re making. By working alongside students and ARU’s partner organisations, we’re transforming lives and driving positive change.
As well as TEF Gold, we're proud to have received a number of awards for the quality of our teaching, learning facilities and courses. Read about some of our recent successes.
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