Teaching excellence framework (TEF)

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Simon Baker explores the mechanics of the teaching excellence framework to determine if it was fair, if universities will attempt to game it, if it will win public favour and if it will change in future iterations

Full TEF results for all the universities in the TEF ranked by main award and core metrics

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John Tregoning has a plan to help TEF metrics support performance, scientific excellence and personal development

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Andy Westwood gives his verdict on Jo Johnson's big HE speech

Chris Parr takes a look at proposals to introduce TEF ratings in 35 different subject areas

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A quarter of international students believe bronze award signals poor teaching, Hobsons survey finds

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Should we be talking about Ofcoll and the ‘degree experience framework’? Diana Beech thinks so

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Shadow HE minister Gordon Marsden believes that the current approach to tuition fees could end up punishing not only students, but whole communities

The latest data from Hesa’s graduate outcomes survey were not included in the TEF, and could point to universities that may seek to reapply next year

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Gill Seyfang - who is presenting at the Higher Education Academy's annual conference - explains how improv comedy in lectures can inspire students

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It is imperative that the government stop repeating the mistakes of the past when it comes to teaching assessment, says Roger Brown

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A look at the split metrics suggests that some universities may have benefited from having a more advantaged student cohort

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Unrealistic expectations of would-be students revealed by major survey

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Simone Buitendijk says exercise forced leaders of research-intensive institutions to focus on education ‘for the first time’

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Simon Baker explores the mechanics of the teaching excellence framework to determine if it was fair, if universities will attempt to game it, if it will win public favour and if it will change in future iterations

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The 'simplistic metric-driven ranking' runs the real risk of stifling the growth it seeks to stimulate, says Gavin Schwartz-Leeper

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Liverpool, Durham and York join Southampton in bidding to overturn ratings

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Headteacher Chris Ramsey is in favour of a teaching excellence framework – but not necessarily the one we have got

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

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The results of the TEF discussed by the Times Higher Education editorial team

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

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Academics who think they can do the work of professional staff better than professional staff themselves are not showing the kind of respect they expect from others

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

Sir Christopher Snowden, former Universities UK president, attacks ratings in wake of Southampton’s bronze award

Senior academics at Teesside University put at risk of redundancy as summer break gets under way

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The results of the 2017 teaching excellence framework in full. Find out which universities were awarded gold, silver or bronze