TEF outcomes

22 June 2017

Commenting on the publication of year 2 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) outcomes, Acting Director of the Russell Group Dr Tim Bradshaw said:

“Our members provide an outstanding student experience where teaching is enhanced by access to world-class research and facilities. 

“This is a trial year. We need to recognise that developing a robust TEF that is truly reflective of the UK’s excellent higher education sector will take time.

“The announcement earlier this year of an independent review of the TEF process was welcome. We want applicants to have all the information they need to take the right choice for them but there is more work to be done here.

“TEF does not measure absolute quality and we have raised concerns that the current approach to flags and benchmarking could have a significant unintended impact. Applicants need clear guidance about what TEF results mean and how they should be interpreted to aid decision-making.”

Listen to Dr Bradshaw talking to BBC Radio Solent about the TEF earlier:

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