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.

News

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Government decision on student returns in England 'hugely disappointing for students'

13 April 2021
UUK's response to the government's decision to delay further student returns until at least 17 May 2021.

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Joint letter from UUK, Student Minds and NUS on student returns

11 April 2021
With student and young people’s wellbeing at risk, universities are keen to ensure that students can experience the positive learning and wellbeing benefits of returning to Covid-safe campuses for the summer term.

Blog

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Student reviews tell the story of 2020

1 March 2021
​After studying more than 16,000 student reviews, Paul Humphreys, Founder and CEO at StudentCrowd, looks at how students have been experiencing university this year.

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Pathways and flexibility are key to supporting lifelong learning

18 December 2020
Dave Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University, argues that if we are to facilitate lifelong learning and avoid ‘educational dead ends’, universities must play a core role in qualification design.