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28 September 2023

King's rated among top universities for excellence in teaching and graduate employment

King’s College London has been awarded a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023, with a Gold rating for its graduate employment rates and opportunities.

Students in a lecture

TEF is the national scheme run by the Office for Students (OfS) to measure excellence in teaching, learning and student outcomes at Higher Education institutions. The overall award focuses on two areas: student outcomes, which relates to employment and opportunities for graduates; and student experience, which covers academic experience and assessment, as well as support resources and student engagement.

TEF 2023

Across all areas of assessment within Student Experience and Student Outcomes King’s was awarded a ‘high quality’ or ‘outstanding’ rating. The TEF panel also continued to recognise the university’s commitment to widening participation through learning provision and academic support for its mix of students, noting many of whom can experience barriers to learning and success.

The report specifically drew on King’s impressive graduate outcome scores and support for employability. It noted King’s as one of the very best in the sector, ranking 6th in the UK for Graduate Employability (Times Higher Education’s Global Employability University Ranking 2022), with 90.87% of 2020-21 graduates in work in highly-skilled employment fifteen months after completion (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020-21). Separately, King’s was also recognised as one of the top universities targeted by leading UK employers according to High Fliers’ Graduate Market in 2023 study, proving the continued value of our employer partnerships and connections supporting graduates into employment.

We are delighted to receive a gold award for graduate outcomes which reflects our commitment to delivering outstanding education and support to produce highly employable graduates. This result is testimony to the hard work of colleagues across our education service and we are proud of our students who achieve remarkable academic and employment outcomes. We will continue with our programme of improvements to provide the best possible university experience and support students to succeed during their time at King’s and beyond.

Professor Adam Fagan, Vice-President (Education & Student Success)

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Adam Fagan

Vice President (Education & Student Success)