Universities to be ranked gold, silver and bronze under new Teaching excellence framework

The government has announced that it will create a new Olympic-style league table for universities, ranking them bronze, silver or gold based on teaching quality. They will be available for students applying to start university in autumn 2017. The new ratings form part of the government’s Teaching excellence framework (Tef) and will come into being […]

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Voting opens on a ‘Vegetarian Norrington Table’

Every year the Norrington Table is released, an oft-cited and even more frequently bemoaned system for ranking Oxford colleges based on their exam results. But what if this system was based, not on exams, but your vote on vegetables? Hence the new ‘Vegetarian Norrington Table’ proposed by Oxford University Animal Ethics Society, a group created […]

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Oxford beats Cambridge to top research ranking

Oxford University has overtaken Cambridge to take the number one ranking for the quality and extent of its research. The Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Research Excellence Framework measured the quality of research from more than 52,000 academics in 154 universities to reveal that Oxford has the largest volume of world-leading research in the […]

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