New ranking system in the pipeline for England’s universities

University buildingsUniversities in England are set to be graded as gold, silver and bronze under new teaching excellence standards.

However, the bronze grade will indicate that institutions are “significantly below” the required standards, reported The Guardian.

The new standards are part of the Government’s new teaching excellence framework that will be introduced in summer 2017 and the grading will eventually dictate how high each institution can raise its tuition fees.

Commenting on the new system, Universities Minister, Jo Johnson, said, “The framework will give students clear, understandable information about where the best teaching is on offer and for the first time place teaching quality on a par with research at our universities.”

Read more here from The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/sep/29/english-universities-ranked-gold-silver-and-bronze

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