Teaching Quality & Excellence in HE: The Next Steps

Confirmed to speak: 

  • Kiera Newmark, TEF Manager, DfE
  • Sarah Kerton, Higher Education Consultant, Policy Team, NUS
  • Professor Patrick McGhee, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, University of Bolton
  • Professor Helen Higson, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Aston University
  • (Chair) Diana Beech, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Higher Education Policy Institute


There has been a high level of engagement with the TEF so far with 299 providers choosing to participate in Year 2. Results of the assessments are due to be published this May. 

Attend this timely Westminster Briefing to hear from Kiera Newmark, TEF Manager, DfE for an up-to-date brief of the TEF. You will gain a detailed insight into the procedures, processes and metrics for assessing teaching quality. This is a chance to discuss what the next steps are after the publication of outcome information, hear the latest case studies from providers and plan and prepare for Year 2 and beyond. 

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Comprehensive update of the Teaching Excellence Framework: current & future practicality
  • Publication of outcome information: what next?
  • Quality standards for teaching: institutional autonomy and academic freedom
  • Transparency revolution: Improving prospective student choice
  • Impact on institutional fees and income
  • Future disciplinary assessment: current policy developments
  • Student and students’ union involvement and engagement in institutional responses
  • Alternative providers: competing alongside existing institutions
  • Sharing good practice: how are other HEIs getting TEF ready?
  • Your chance to discuss with colleagues at peer institutions
  • Looking ahead: Year 2 and beyond

The event:

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: Zoe.Johnson@westminster-briefing.com

Who should attend?

You will join a range of higher education stakeholders including, but not limited to colleagues working in registry, student services, legal & compliance, as well as senior & middle leaders with responsibility for quality and responding to governmental reform.

Tuesday 16th May 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each

Above prices exclude VAT

Background Quote

I am delighted that so many providers have decided to participate. The Teaching Excellence Framework will drive up the standard of teaching and give students clear, understandable information about where they are likely to receive the best teaching and outcomes.

Such strong participation demonstrates that the sector has bought into the concept of the TEF and I look forward to seeing the results of the assessments in May.

Universities Minister Jo Johnson, January 2017

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