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299 universities and colleges take part in year 2 of the TEF

Universities, colleges and alternative providers of higher education chose to take part in the Teaching Excellence Framework

Posted by Hannah Vickers | January 31, 2017 | Finance, legal, HR

Following the deadline for applications to Year 2 of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) on 26 January 2017, a total of 299 universities, colleges and alternative providers of higher education have chosen to participate. 

Providers with suitable metrics were able to apply for a TEF assessment and providers without suitable metrics could opt-in for a provisional TEF award.

TEF Chair, Professor Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University said that the TEF enables them to focus on teaching quality.

I’m delighted that so many institutions have responded to the TEF - Professor Chris Husbands, TEF Chair

“I’m delighted that so many institutions have responded to the TEF. As chair of the panel, I’m now looking forward to engaging with the detailed applications from universities and colleges across the United Kingdom. The TEF panel draws on exceptional expertise, and we will be able to draw together a comprehensive sense of teaching excellence across the nation’s higher education provision,” he said. 

HEFCE Chief Executive, Madeleine Atkins was pleased with the high level of engagement.

“The high proportion of eligible providers submitting this week builds on the strong demand we received to serve as assessors during the summer. We look forward now to supporting the TEF panel and the academic and student assessors to reach their judgements on the applications we have received,” she said.

The table here shows the number of providers participating in the TEF, broken down by type and nation.

Applications will be assessed by the TEF assessors and panelists,  comprising academics, students, widening participation experts and employers. The outcomes and accompanying information will be published at the end of May 2017.

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