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TEF: learning from schools and hospitals

In a report published today by HEPI, Louisa Darian looks at what we can learn from schools and hospitals as the Government continues the design of the TEF.

New providers, new analogy

With the Green Paper indicating that the Government is seeking to further break down barriers to entry for private providers, Mike Ratcliffe tries to compare apples and oranges. Or Byron and McDonalds. Or chalk and cheese. Pick your own analogy, wonks.

Beyond conspiracy: Why TEF plus fees may drive efficiency

The debate about the TEF’s impending link to fees has caused widespread debate in the sector, but what if this measure was interpreted differently – as a measure of inflation ? Gordon McKenzie wonders about the funding choices universities will have to take if the Green Paper proposals are implemented.

Green Paper: proposed changes to legislation

The many different measures in the HE Green Paper amount to several changes to primary and secondary legislation. Dennis Farrington gives an authoritative assessment on the changes as set out, and their implications for law.

Three muddles that will undermine the TEF

Higher education professor Paul Ashwin sets out three muddles in the design of the TEF as set out in the Green Paper, which will undermine some of the good aspects of what the policy is trying to achieve.

Nurse’s watery prescription for research

Following the Nurse Review of research councils, James Wilsdon reviews the long-awaited report and takes the temperature of the policy community finding that the Nobel Laureate has published something watery and unlikely to have a lasting impact on policy.

BIS, metrics and non-selective QR allocation

Following a government tender that appears to look at research metrics, Martin Eve asks what the government is up to and whether this latest move could herald a metrics-based policy shift.

Green Paper: six questions about regulation

HE regulation specialist Andrew Boggs asks six outstanding questions about the Green Paper’s proposals – particularly those linked to regulation and the future shape of the higher education market.

CETLs and the ghosts of teaching excellence past

Taking the long view of government-led teaching excellence initiatives, David Kernohan returns to the Centres for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CETLs), and draws lessons for the sector and the government today.

The Green Paper and devolution

Although the Green Paper is a Westminster government consultation on English HE, the implications for the devolved administrations mount up rapidly. For the wonk based in Edinburgh, Cardiff or Belfast this is not a consultation to be treated as a foreign curiosity.

The incredible machine? Our visual guide to the TEF

At Wonkhe towers we’ve been getting to grips with the Green Paper and the TEF. Here we start the process of trying to visualise the complicated new system and suggestions are welcome for how we might improve the model.

The Green Paper: Nurse will see you now

James Wilsdon looks at the relationship between the Green Paper and the highly complex and political landscape of research funding and politics.

The accelerated level playing field

Andrew McGettigan casts a forensic eye over the Green Paper’s proposals on market entry and exit, degree awarding powers, alternative providers and the government’s desire to create a ‘level playing field’.

The TEF’s first assessment

David Kernohan unpacks the TEF – all the detail from the Green Paper’s announcement – what will work, what probably wont and how the new model will shape up.