Four of our wisest wonks – Smita Jamdar, Vicky Gunn, Johnny Rich, and Ant Bagshaw – answered the call to outline their AlterniTEF. Is there a better way to do teaching and student experience accountability for universities than TEF?
Some in the sector have claimed that TEF could harm UK universities’ international reputations. Nona Buckley-Irvine looks at those institutions which have the most to gain and lose from their outcomes.
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.
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.
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.
Following new forecasts from the Office of Budget Responsibility, the value of tuition fee rises to universities are forecast to rise, but the predictions can only take us only so far for universities’ complex planning cycle.