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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.

One-way ticket to New DLHE

Farewell, then, Old DLHE; your passing is unlikely to be mourned, particularly with New DLHE looking like it’ll be a significant upgrade. Andrew McRae considers the impact on academia.

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.

Are global university rankings losing their credibility?

It’s the season of the global university rankings, and so long-time rankings watcher Richard Holmes compares the major results and methodologies used – and finds much change in the data, but little change in how the rankings are treated by the media and higher education establishment.

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.