UCO awarded TEF Silver

The University College of Osteopathy is proud to announce it has achieved a Silver Award in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), recognising the high quality teaching, learning and outcomes we offer our students.

The Silver Award, which ranks us alongside many of the UK’s leading larger HE institutions, particularly praised the UCO’s success in the following areas:

  • high staff-student ratios, small class sizes and intensive contact time that provide a highly personalised student learning experience
  • outstanding physical and digital resources that are actively and consistently used by students to enhance learning
  • consistent and frequent student engagement with developments and activities from the forefront of professional practice
  • a professionally-focused curriculum that makes extensive use of work-based learning through well-equipped clinical settings that provide all students with essential employment and transferable skills that are valued by employers.

It was also noted that UCO students “achieve excellent outcomes”, and that employment rates for our graduates are “exceptionally high”.

Charles Hunt, UCO Vice-Chancellor, says: “This is an important outcome for the UCO. It recognises our commitment to providing our students with a high quality teaching and learning experience, leading to outstanding outcomes and employability rates for our graduates. We are proud of the education we provide and the exceptional standard of our graduating osteopaths, and will continue to build upon our successes to deliver excellence for all our students.”

The University College of Osteopathy is currently the only osteopathic educational institution to hold taught degree awarding powers and University College title. The Silver Award is valid for three years.

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