What’s the gestation period of a TEF?

  • 28 August, 2015

The Government is, rightly in my view, committed to raising the salience of good teaching in higher education.

Its preferred means for doing so is a new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). No one yet knows exactly […]

The OBR responds to HEPI on student numbers

  • 7 August, 2015

In mid-July, I blogged on the seemingly ever-changing forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility (or OBR) on future student numbers, which can be read here.

The OBR has treated that blog as a formal ‘request for […]

The challenge of making TEF-lite work

  • 29 July, 2015

The University Alliance hosted a stimulating event to discuss the threats and opportunities of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) earlier today. Not only were there platform speeches from senior people from HEFCE, BIS, Coventry University and the University […]

Analysis of new peers by their higher education

  • 28 August, 2015

On this morning’s BBC Radio 4 Today programme, Lord Norton of Louth, a Conservative member of the House of Lords, noted that one of his former students, Kevin Shinkwin, had been included in the 2015 […]

Raising productivity through better technical education

  • 16 July, 2015

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) in partnership with Pearson is launching a report on improving higher-level skills at an event in Parliament hosted by Shadow Skills Minister, John Woodcock MP.

Raising productivity by improving […]


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