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Our achievements and awards

From achieving silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework to our reputation for internationally excellent research – discover our latest achievements and top university accolades.

We’re proud of our many achievements, but especially those that reflect our commitment to supporting our students to gain the skills and qualifications they need for successful careers and rewarding lives.

We keep this page updated with our top university accolades, but there’s lots more about awards, partnerships and some of our most inspiring student and alumni stories on our course and news pages.

Big ideas, great careers

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We’re one of the top universities in the South West for successful job outcomes for our students with 96% of our students in work or further study within 15 months of graduating. That ranks us in the top 20 universities in England for our graduate outcomes.

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100% of our graduates from Adult Nursing, Journalism, Primary Education, and Sound and Music Production courses are in graduate-level jobs or further study.

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We made the UK’s top 20 for career prospects in the WhatUni Student Choice Survey 2023.

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Our teaching and research excellence

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We achieved a silver rating in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) with “very high-quality” student experience and outcomes, and ‘outstanding quality’ overall in staff professional development and academic practice.

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We celebrated a rise in all measures in the 2023 National Student Survey, including academic support, assessment and feedback, and teaching.

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Our students rated 22 University of Gloucestershire courses above 90% for teaching and five of those featured in the UK top 10 for that measure.

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We doubled the size and range of our research in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, REF 2021.

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All University of Gloucestershire subject areas were judged as having ‘internationally excellent’ research in REF 2021, with many submissions rated as world leading.

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Winner of the 2021 International Green Gown Award in the Next Generation Learning and Skills category for ‘A Rounder Sense of Purpose’ – a research project that puts sustainability right at the heart of the curriculum and has reached thousands of teachers across Europe.

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Pioneers of change

We’re proud to be leading the way on sustainability and are committed to be carbon net zero by 2030.

Sustainability is not just about ‘greening’ the campus, but developing new ways of thinking, learning and working to shape a better future for people and the planet.

We achieved First Class status in the 2023/24 People and Planet University League, underlining our long-standing commitment to sustainability and track record for performance and innovation in this area.

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Graphic showing UoG's joint 1st award in the People and Planet University League 2023-24 for Education for Sustainable Development.
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Our student experience

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We ranked in the UK Top 20 for Student Support and for International Student Experience in the WhatUni Student Choice survey 2023.

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Second place globally for employment and careers support in the International Student Barometer.

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We back up our awards and accolades with the 3 promises we make to our students.