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Gold! Your Teaching Excellence Framework playlist

What songs are TEF assessors listening to as they review the metrics and make their initial hypotheses? We've got the top playlist for you.
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Paul Greatrix is Registrar at The University of Nottingham, author and creator of Registrarism and a Contributing Editor of Wonkhe.

We are now in the middle of TEF year two. Institutions (or ‘providers’ if you must) have made their submissions and assessors are now assessing. We’ll hear the outcomes (and submit the appeals) in a month or so (General Election permitting). But in the meantime, what songs are assessors listening to as they review the metrics and make their initial hypotheses?

My guess is that some of the following are on the TEF office turntable.

Note that five of the following are made up songs – guaranteed medal upgrade for your institution if you can identify them all:

Gold – Spandau Ballet
The Bronze Age – Queens of the Stone Age
Magic – Pilot
Long term evaluation – Out of Scope
By the light of the silvery moon – Doris Day
Make it count – Learning Gain
Band of Gold – Freda Payne
Progress Kaputt – Mad Assessor
Evidence – Faith No More
Benchmark – Godsticks
After the Gold Rush – Neil Young
Grounds for appeal – Split Metrics
Gold digger – Kanye West
Grade Me – Bronze
Golden Brown – The Stranglers
Opt out – the Flowers of Hell
Golden years – David Bowie
Panel – Jeff Haymaker
Viva – Metrics
Love over gold – Dire Straits
Always there – Alex Metric
Contextual – DJRJ
Red flag – All Saints
Stay Gold – Husbands
Cross cutting issues – Quality Threshold
Silver machine – Hawkwind
Fool’s gold – Stone Roses
Hi ho silver lining – Jeff Beck
Mass Appeal – Gang Starr
Provisional award – Subject Levels
Provider – N.E.R.D
The judge – twenty one pilots
New gold dream – Simple Minds
Lessons learned – Alicia Keys
Bronze – The Regrettes
Maxwell’s silver hammer – The Beatles
Silver dream machine – David Essex
Bronze – Joshua Redman
Silver lady – David Soul
March of the eligible bachelors – The Monochrome set
Bronze, Silber und Gold – Wolfgang Petry
Submission – Sex Pistols
The Bronze Goddess – Dead & Divine
Significance – Liquid Electricity
Final judgement – Conspiracies
Prove my hypothesis – Death Cab for Cutie

Any others which should be on the TEF team playlist? [This should be made into a Spotify playlist surely? Ed.]

Now with your playlist here….

17 responses to “Gold! Your Teaching Excellence Framework playlist

  1. Going For Gold – Shed Seven.

    Rick Witter will be devastated to have been overlooked again. He wrongly thought the London Olympics would bring a bumper royalties return.

  2. Nice to see Hawkwind get a mention, although you are missing Nine Inch Nails with a potential selection of ‘Last’, ‘Right Where It Belongs’ , ‘Gave Up’ or ‘Something I Could Never Have’

  3. Being rather cynical –

    Little Lies – Fleetwood Mac
    Mustn’t Grumble – Chas n Dave
    Any Old Iron – Harry Champion (if you are off the TEF scale)
    Miserable Saturday Night – Chas n Dave (again for teams off the TEF scale)

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