It draws the following conclusions:
We have concerns as to whether proposed timetable for the second iteration of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is feasible.
There should be a pilot phase for the TEF in order to gather evidence on teaching assessment and assessing student outcomes.
We do not support a system that introduces multiple fee caps across multiple levels of the TEF.
There needs to be a focus on providing students with the right and most relevant information that they need to make informed choices, and not overloading them.
To protect the UK’s international reputation high barriers to entering the sector should remain. This includes for degree awarding powers and new providers applying for university title should pass a public interest test and should be included on a Register of Approved Higher Education Providers.
The proposed Office for Students should hold a broad and coherent view of the sector as a whole, not just teaching, and should therefore be the Office for Students and Higher Education.
There must be a clear commitment to maintaining the dual support funding system for science and research.