You have probably seen the logos of the rating of TEF on the pages of British universities, but do You know what it is and how important this indicator when choosing a University.
The rankings TEF, representatives of the evaluation system of higher education "Teaching Excellence Framework" to take into account such criteria as the quality of teaching, the percentage of expelled students and quality support for students. Aspects of the University's activities only indirectly associated with teaching (e.g., research), the less influence the position of the University. According to the evaluation results, each school receives the "Olympic status" — gold, silver or bronze.
In 2017, the year the majority of universities received a silver rating, which suggests that earn "gold" is not easy. The highest award bestowed upon only about 25% of universities, including Aston University.
This rating can greatly affect the choice of University prospective students. Although to make a decision based only on the performance of TEF, it is not necessary, "gold" ranking suggests that the University pays special attention its students. When choosing an educational institution is also important to consider the educational program, its location, the cost of training, availability of hostels and much more. Each University is unique. So make sure your chosen University offers just what you need (and not just has a high rating). Read the full review of Aston University and ask questions directly to the representative of the University!