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Data-riffic! What does data tell us about UK higher education in 2017?

More data is available about universities than ever before, and new software means it can be visualised to tell new stories about our sector. David Morris looks at data on TEF, REF, widening participation, university finances, and student numbers.

Here to stay: the politics behind TEF wonkery

The scuffles over TEF’s methodological merits have a fundamentally political angle. David Morris picks through the recent debates concerning NSS, benchmarking, and medals.

Three important questions about TEF metrics

Numbers are always contestable, and no more so than with TEF. Jackie Njoroge has three questions for TEF’s designers about refining the metrics.

Olympic medals and Olympic lessons for TEF

‘Marginal gains’ philosophy has transformed British sport. Might a similar approach work at improving teaching in higher education? Sarah Davies of Jisc makes the case.

Metrics and quality: do the numbers add up?

Learning from the Australian quality experience, QAA’s Ian Kimber argues for the need for a contextualised and nuanced approach to the use of metrics, both in terms of identifying potential quality risk and of assessing student outcomes and their link to teaching quality.

Finding new ways to measure graduate success

Edward Peck, Vice Chancellor at Nottingham Trent University, examines the current DLHE methodology and explores new ways of measuring graduate success in the light of the demands of the coming Teaching Excellence Framework.