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Universities UK response to government Teaching Excellence Framework plans

​Government has published details today of how universities will be rated during the second year of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Responding to the details, Dame Julia Goodfellow, President of Universities UK, said: "The UK's university sector has a well-deserved international reputation for high quality teaching and learning and universities are always seeking to improve what they offer students. Universities have increased investment in teaching and learning following the funding reforms and student satisfaction rates are at record levels.

"The government's response to the Teaching Excellence Framework consultation demonstrates that it has consulted and listened to the university sector. The revised timetable is helpful and we are pleased there will be evaluation and piloting before moving to the next phases of the TEF. We also welcome the fact that there will be input from the devolved nations.

"The challenge for government, and the university sector, will be to develop a single framework that can respond effectively to the tremendous diversity within our higher education system, throughout the UK."

 Notes

  1. More information on the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) plans are available on the gov.uk website.

  2. Universities UK is the representative organisation for the UK's universities. Founded in 1918, its mission is to be the definitive voice for all universities in the UK, providing high quality leadership and support to its members to promote a successful and diverse higher education sector. With 135 members and offices in London, Cardiff (Universities Wales) and Edinburgh (Universities Scotland), it promotes the strength and success of UK universities nationally and internationally. Visit: http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk

 

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