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Arts University Bournemouth

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Arts university bournemouth awarded TEF gold

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is a new scheme for recognising excellent teaching in undergraduate degrees, in addition to existing national quality requirements for universities, colleges and other higher education providers.

It provides information to help prospective students choose where to study.

In June 2017 it was announced that Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) was awarded the highest possible Gold standard rating by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The awards were decided by an independent TEF Panel of experts, including academics, students and employer representatives.

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that AUB delivers consistently outstanding quality of teaching, learning environment and outcomes for its students. It was found to be of the highest quality found in the UK.

The metrics cover continuation rates, student satisfaction and employment outcomes.

AUB was commended for the following:

  • The metrics indicate very high levels of satisfaction with teaching, feedback and academic support
  • Students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes
  • Very high proportions continue with their studies and progress to employment and highly skilled employment or further study, notably exceeding the University’s benchmarks
Drawing Studio, Arts University Bournemouth

Drawing Studio, Arts University Bournemouth

Employability rate

AUB also has the joint highest graduate employment rate of any English University, achieving the rate of 98% employability in the DLHE Survey, which reviews the destination of graduates six months after they have left the institution.

Of the 98%, an 80% proportion are in professional graduate employment, the highest percentage AUB has achieved to date.

The results of the survey, issued last week, place Arts University Bournemouth joint second in the UK and joint first in England.

BA (Hons) Modelmaking graduates achieved 100% employment, 96% of which were within the creative industries. Graduate destinations included Aardman Animations and Foster + Partners.

BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design graduates went on to work for companies such as Cirque Du Soleil, Scottish Opera, Italia Conti and Den Norske Opera og Ballett; BA (Hons) Textiles graduates were employed by Louis Vuitton and Cimone and BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance graduates went on to work for Warner Bros.

Graduates at AUB

Graduates at AUB

Welcoming the latest figures, Professor Emma Hunt, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of AUB, said:

“As a leading arts university for the creative industries we pride ourselves on turning creativity into careers. We help our graduates achieve their ambitions by encouraging a collaborative, maker culture where students are inspired, engaged and achieve.

“The strength of our teaching, combined with our stunning state-of-the-art campus and facilities, provide the creative, enabling learning environment that prepares students for employment in the creative industries.”

The £87 billion creative industries are growing at a faster rate than the whole UK economy, accounting for 1 in 11 jobs.

Collaborative community

The best work happens when different disciplines come together. Everyone at AUB is a creator, and students have the chance to collaborate with students on other courses.

No creative subject stands alone at AUB. Cross fertilisation of ideas and techniques benefits everyone and it’s exactly how students will experience the real world.

Our collaborations extend beyond courses that work together, to the wider university world and links with the industry.

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