Universities Minister Announces New Rating System for English Universities

Sam Gyimah, the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, has today announced a new rating system for English universities. The system is being launched in a bid to provide better value for students and to ensure that the performance of universities is more transparent. Universities will now be rated gold, silver or bronze by individual subjects, with information also being given about post-university average earnings.

Gyimah said in a statement:

“Prospective students deserve to know which courses deliver great teaching and great outcomes – and which ones are lagging behind. In the age of the student, universities will no longer be able to hide if their teaching quality is not up to the world-class standard that we expect.

The new subject-level TEF will give students more information than ever before, allowing them to drill down and compare universities by subject. This will level the international playing field to help applicants make better choices, and ensure that more students get the value for money they deserve from higher education”.