SAE UK has been awarded a TEF Silver Award

For SAE UK, achieving a TEF Silver Award in 2023, upgrading from the previous Bronze Award, is a significant milestone that reflects the unwavering commitment to providing an exceptional learning experience to our students.

In the ever-evolving landscape of higher education, recognition of teaching excellence is a testament to an institution’s commitment to providing high-quality education to its students.

With great pride and excitement, we announce that SAE Education Limited, known as SAE UK, has been awarded a prestigious TEF Silver Award in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2023). This recognition reflects the Institute’s dedication to delivering exceptional education and highlights the outstanding efforts of the faculty and staff.

What is the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)?

The Teaching Excellence Framework, run by the Office for Students (OfS), is an independent, robust and comprehensive assessment of the quality of teaching and learning in higher education institutions across the United Kingdom. The UK Government introduced it to encourage excellence in delivery, measured against strict minimum requirements for quality and standard. This aims to ensure that students receive an excellent education that equips them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their future careers.

TEF assessments are carried out through a rigorous evaluation process considering various factors, including teaching quality, learning environment, and student outcomes. Institutions are awarded Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Requires Improvement ratings based on their performance in these areas.

SAE UK’s Award

For SAE UK, achieving a TEF Silver Award in 2023, upgrading from the previous Bronze Award, is a significant milestone that reflects the unwavering commitment to providing an exceptional learning experience to our students. This recognition acknowledges the dedication to continuously improving teaching methods, enhancing the student experience, and supporting students in reaching their full potential.

What Sets SAE UK Apart?

  1. Innovative Teaching Methods: SAE UK is known for its innovative approach to education. Our faculty members are industry experts who bring real-world knowledge and experience into the classroom, ensuring our students have the skills and insights needed to excel in their chosen fields.
  2. State-of-the-Art Facilities: We pride ourselves on our cutting-edge facilities, including recording studios, film production suites, gaming/animation labs and creative spaces. These facilities provide students with a hands-on learning experience that emulates real-world environments. 
  3. Industry Connections: SAE UK has strong ties to various industries, giving our students opportunities for internships, networking, and real-world projects. These connections are instrumental in preparing our graduates for successful careers.
  4. Student Support: We prioritise the well-being and success of our students. Our dedicated support services, including academic advisors and career counsellors, are always available to assist students in achieving their academic and career goals.

What Does the TEF Silver Award Mean for Students?

The TEF Silver Award is not just a recognition of SAE UK’s commitment to teaching excellence; it also signifies that students can expect a high-quality education that prepares them for successful careers in their chosen fields. It assures prospective and current students that SAE UK is dedicated to providing a supportive and enriching learning environment.

Keith Hennigan, Dean of SAE Institute UK, said: “All staff across SAE’s UK campuses have worked hard to create the best possible learning environment for our students, ensuring a positive experience leading to a positive outcome. The TEF Silver Award shows that we are achieving our aims through our learning and teaching ethos and supportive teams. My thanks and congratulations to all of our staff.”

Steffan Davies, Managing Director, SAE UK & Athens, added: "It is great to see our result published and the hard work of our teams over the last four years recognised as we move from Bronze to Silver in TEF 2023. I am looking forward to using this as a springboard for further improvements alongside our amazing team in the future."

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