Our Teaching Awards

Our Teaching Awards

If you want to prove you're good at something, you need the facts to back it up. We're proud to showcase the teaching accolades we've been awarded, highlighting the fantastic work, skills and attitude of our staff.

Below you can find teaching-specific awards and what they mean for the University, as well as how we have been scored through student feedback on our courses.

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Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

We have received a gold rating – the best award possible – in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

TEF assessed over 130 higher education institutions on the quality of their teaching, and looked at measures such as student satisfaction, student retention rates and graduate employment levels.

We’re among the best in Europe for engagement

Coventry University is now ranked among the top 20 European universities for the way it engages with its students and for the learning environment it provides, according to the Times Higher Education.

The Europe Teaching Ranking 2019 is based on feedback from students – and on global academic reputation and quality of the university’s teaching and learning environment.

This is the second year of THE’s pioneering Europe Teaching Ranking, with university’s assessed against four main areas: resources, engagement, outcomes and environment. Coventry University has also moved up from the overall top 100 into the top 75 universities in Europe in the same table.

Coventry University is ranked first in the Midlands amongst Modern Universities - The Guardian University Guide 2021

QS Stars - 5 Stars rating

The QS Stars rating system assesses universities’ performance against a set of standards rather than against each other. We have an overall QS Stars rating of 5 stars, and we score the top mark of 5 stars in the following categories:

  • Teaching
  • Employability
  • Facilities
  • Internationalisation
  • Inclusiveness
  • Innovation

Guardian University Guide

We rank 13th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019, and have held the position of top modern university for seven consecutive years since 2012.

Coventry is also in the guide’s top 10 across a dozen subject areas including film production and photography (1st); economics (6th); mechanical engineering (7th); hospitality, event management and tourism (4th); and nursing and midwifery (7th).

The Guardian guide also ranks us:

  • 6th overall in the UK for students being satisfied with feedback;
  • 7th overall for students satisfied with teaching on their course;
  • 7th for ‘value-added score’, which rates how well students are taught.

Complete University Guide

Our courses have been rated as among the best in the country in the Complete University Guide 2020 league table, and we’re ranked highest in the West Midlands for graduate prospects and third for student satisfaction.

Coventry University also made the top ten across five subject areas across the comparative tables. These include hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism (7th);  forensic science (8th); food science (7th); occupational therapy (10th); and physiotherapy (7th). The Complete University Guide ranks 129 universities by measuring student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects.

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Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021