London’s non-specialist universities have struggled in TEF, and could have done even worse were it not for the panel’s discretion. Nona Buckley-Irvine asks why students seem to have a much poorer experience in the capital.
Which universities managed to excel at both the Teaching Excellence Framework and the Research Excellence Framework? David Morris revisits the theme of his first ever Wonkhe blog with a cool visualisation of the available data.
Last week’s LEO data on salary outcomes had both encouraging and difficult news for the arts, humanities and social sciences disciplines. The British Academy’s Harriet Barnes looks at the lessons for these subjects.
Have you wondered what the Teaching Excellence Framework is but been too afraid to ask? Have no fear, Wonkhe’s Ant Bagshaw has provided a comprehensive guide to this complicated and high profile exercise.
Creative Arts graduates make up 10% of all those captured by LEO, but are by far the lowest earners. If the sector doesn’t wise up, the government will start asking questions, argues Andrew McGettigan.
TEF is just the latest in a long line of public efforts to improve university teaching, and public anxieties about quality have not changed for many years. We take a look at the litany of initiatives in this space.
Troubling news about universities’ record on student safety and sexual violence has become all-too-common, but we need to start focusing on the good work that institutions are doing to tackle it. Lucy Winrow introduces ProtectED, a new accreditation scheme.
Beside their divergent views on the merits of tuition fees, there is a surprising amount that is similar across the political parties’ plans for education, with a particular focus on the FE and technical sectors, argues Ant Bagshaw.
As the election draws near, Team Wonkhe is profiling the most interesting parliamentary constituencies with a big university presence. Nona Buckley-Irvine begins the series with Cambridge, an important Lib-Lab marginal.
No sooner has the Higher Education and Research Act been passed, it is now time to turn our thoughts towards implementation. Sarah Stevens of the Russell Group sets out some priority matters for the new Office for Students.
The government regularly claims that it has cracked down on hundreds of ‘bogus colleges’ offering student visas, but is that really the case? Mike Ratcliffe has looked into who really has been coming on and off the Tier 4 register.