UCET is an independent, professional organisation funded solely by its member institutions, ie Universities, colleges and others providing accredited HE level teacher education and engaging in education research in the UK, all of which are represented on its Governing Council and its Standing Committees.
UCET acts as a national forum for the discussion of matters relating to the education of teachers and to the study of education and educational research in the university sector. It provides a network for the exchange of information about the work of its members.
UCET promotes high standards in the education and professional development of teachers and supports all appropriate moves to enhance the quality and status of the teaching profession.
UCET contributes to the educational debate from its specialist position within Higher Education and to the formulation of policy through contacts with Government and national bodies.
UCET encourages educational enquiry and research and disseminates information and the results of research.