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Portsmouth Awarded Top Gold Ranking

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The University of Portsmouth has been awarded a Gold rating in the newly launched Teaching Excellence Framework.

The scheme represents the government's first assessment of teaching quality in higher education, with Portsmouth one of only four universities in the South East to be awarded top honours.

The ranking places the University among the top 20% of the 299 higher education providers in the UK who entered the Teaching Excellence Framework.

According to the independent panel of experts, the University of Portsmouth "delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK."

The University attributed its success to its distinctive student experience, outstanding student support, and embedding innovative technology in courses designed to prepare students for successful careers.

Commenting on the award, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Graham Galbraith, said: "We welcome the introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework and are delighted that the University of Portsmouth has been given the highest 'Gold' rating. For too long universities' reputations have been overly-dependent on their research and 'prestige' - which can often be code for being old".