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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Record numbers of 18-year-olds and applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds accepted into university

13 August 2020
UUK responds to the record numbers of 18-year-olds and applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds that have been accepted into university in 2020

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Universities UK launches campaign to boost confidence among university students

7 August 2020
Students awaiting their exam results this August are being urged not to let the coronavirus pandemic stop them from pushing forward with their lives, in a new campaign, #2020MADEUS, launched today by UUK.

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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.