Review of the Teaching Excellence Framework Year 2

A review of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in its first 'test' year, covering the assessment period of winter 2016–17 that resulted in the June 2017 awards.

The report reviews the results, impact and cost of making submissions from a survey of Universities UK members, and explores issues for consideration in future iterations. It finds that there appears to be general confidence in the TEF's ability to raise the profile of teaching and learning; however there is concern about how the assessment framework defines and measures teaching excellence, and the viability of subject-level assessment.

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Universities UK calls for urgent action on racial harassment in higher education

24 November 2020
UUK has published a new set of recommendations designed to decisively tackle racial harassment as part of efforts to address racial inequality in UK higher education.

Universities determined to review and prove value of degrees

16 November 2020
​Universities in England are developing a charter to help ensure they take a consistent and transparent approach to identifying and improving potentially low value or low quality courses.

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The grades u-turn caused a ripple effect throughout education – it could be catastrophic for unis

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From over-stretched finances to lack of space and facilities, universities are facing a perfect storm of problems.

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Covid-19 silver linings: how the pandemic has increased opportunities for disabled university students

15 July 2020
AbilityNet's Amy Low explains how new ways of working brought about by the pandemic have resulted in improvements in accessibility and inclusion for disabled university students.