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Live: The Incredible Machine – What next for TEF?

Today Wonkhe is hosting our TEF event: ‘The Incredible Machine – what next for TEF?’. It promises to be a fascinating day of debate and discussion on teaching excellence – follow it all here.

The history of efforts to improve university teaching

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.

Most excellent! The Teaching Excellence Alliance

There is more than one path to teaching excellence, and collaboration between universities can drive improvement across the sector. Sam Grogan introduces the new Teaching Excellence Alliance.

From ivory tower to good neighbour

The image of an ivory tower presents universities set apart from their surrounds yet most are physically, socially, culturally economically and environmentally present within cities, towns and neighbourhoods.

Looking after those student consumers

Following the recent CMA ruling at the University of East Anglia, Registrarism asks if the new regime is beginning to overreach in its quest to regulate universities.

You only get what you pay for. Or do you?

Following a recent ruling by the CMA, Jim Dickinson argues that students are quite right to demand value for money, a decent amount of contact hours, and a fairer service all round.

Well informed? Research, teaching and TEF

Research-informed teaching is just one piece of a difficult jigsaw for the those designing future iterations of the TEF. Ant Bagshaw looks at some of the most recent commentary on the topic.