University Centre Somerset Receives TEF Silver Award in First Year

The TEF was introduced by the government to encourage higher education providers to work with their students to pursue excellence in teaching and learning outcomes, and the awards are decided by an independent panel of experts including students and academics.


Key metrics for the award include student satisfaction, retention and employment after graduation. When judging University Centre Somerset’s submission the panel were particularly impressed by the following:



Andy Berry, Principal of Bridgwater & Taunton College, commented: “Receiving a TEF Silver Award is testimony to all the hard work of our dedicated staff to deliver on our promise to University Centre Somerset students – that they come first and delivering quality outcomes for them is our priority. That’s what all our courses offer.”


University Centre Somerset delivers more than 60 degree-level courses, across a diverse curriculum, in partnership with University of West of England (UWE), Oxford Brookes University, the University of Plymouth, and The Open University, ensuring that programmes are robust and of good quality.