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Bingo card

Looking for a surefire way to alleviate the boredom of an exam board meeting? Bingo.

celebrate, cheer, tef results

Emilie Murphy calls on those who challenged the teaching excellence framework methodology in the past to stop sharing their university ratings with pride

women in engineering

On International Women in Engineering Day, Alice Larkin decries the slow progress on improving gender balance in her discipline

The TEF will do ‘more than any single step in history’ to change the landscape of teaching in British universities, argues Anthony Seldon

People with speech bubbles above heads (illustration)

Key figures from the world of higher education respond to the publication of the TEF results. This page will be updated regularly – please refresh the page for latest response 

Oversized 'Approved' stamp

The stamp of government approval means TEF ratings will carry significant weight, writes Chris Havergal

Phil Baty reflects on the Times Higher Education World Reputation Forum, which took place in Harvard Square this month

Wimbledon scorer

Some vice-chancellors will decry the results of the teaching excellence framework, but should recognise areas of poor teaching it exposes, says Edward Peck

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, poses for selfies at a campaign event in Leeds, May 10, 2017

As student loan debt in the UK passes £100 billion, Sir Keith Burnett says it’s time we faced up to the real cost of tuition fees and debt

Matthew Reisz enjoys an evening in the company of a Nobel Laureate and academic superstar

Brand sign

Research suggests that most brands are instantly forgettable – but what can universities do to stay memorable? Max du Bois takes a look

Surveyor

Having put students and teaching quality at the heart of its US rankings, THE intends to extend its innovative approach to Europe. Phil Baty writes

local community, connections, network

Sara Ladrón de Guevara and Anthony Monaco on why institutions should collaborate with their neighbours to develop ideas and solve local problems

safety, safe

Campus safe spaces are bad for democracy and open debate, but academics must respond to the genuine concerns they represent, says James Wicks

Dying lion

Publication of data showing long-term graduate earnings by discipline has huge potential to improve higher education, says Jack Britton

Miners standing in a line in a field

Sir Keith Burnett on the reaction of scholars and students in America as the US president pulls out of the Paris Agreement

Brain, logic, thinking

Steven Franklin lays bare the questions and doubts that go through his mind as he sits down to work on his thesis

Theresa May

John Morgan looks at how the PM’s woes may have beneficial side-effects

Classical womens heads

Victoria Leonard on bringing equality to the world's largest reference tool

The Quality Assurance Agency reviews UK higher education institutions

Martin Kurzweil and Wendell Pritchett cast their eye over the possible future direction of quality assurance under Trump