Westminster Higher Education Forum

The Teaching Excellence Framework - development and implementation post-Higher Education and Research Act

Morning, Tuesday, 5th December 2017

Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET


Timed to follow both the release of the TEF’s year 2 results and year 3 specifications, this timely seminar will look at the next steps for developing and reforming the framework, as well as future priorities for its implementation in HEIs.

It is also timed to follow the TEF entering the third year of its implementation and the granting of Royal Assent to the Higher Education and Research Act.

The seminar follows the Government’s announcement of subject level pilot specification and delegates will discuss the possible composition of pilots, together with subject case studies and how the TEF can be developed to demonstrate diversity across the teaching provision at UK universities. They will also consider potential challenges of delivering this stage to UK HEIs, such as the impact of the subject categorisation system on ratings and how a good institutional score in year 2 might dissuade institutions from partaking in year 3.

Further sessions will assess the recently released results from year 2 of the exercise, discussing the current composition of framework metrics and areas for potential reform and development, as detailed by the Minister - Jo Johnson MP, in his recent announcement. Discussion will focus on the state of current metrics of assessment, as well as the forthcoming enhancement of graduate outcomes data and the proposal to include a new metric on value for money.

Additional discussion will focus on delivering year 3 of the framework, with a keynote contribution from Graeme Rosenberg, TEF Manager, HEFCE.

Guests of Honour

Graeme Rosenberg

TEF Manager, HEFCE

Philip Lomas

Assistant Director, Provider Level TEF, Department for Education

Guests of Honour

Graeme Rosenberg

TEF Manager, HEFCE

Philip Lomas

Assistant Director, Provider Level TEF, Department for Education


Rt Hon the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Shadow Spokesperson on Health, Higher Education and Cabinet Office


Dr Joanna de Groot

President, UCU

Dr Arti Saraswat

Senior Policy Manager, Association of Colleges

Jess Moody

Senior Policy Adviser, Equality Challenge Unit

Hannah Sketchley

Policy Officer, NUS

Professor Jon Scott

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience, University of Leicester

Professor Jeremy Pritchard

Professor of Life Sciences Education and Director of Education, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham and Chair, Education Training and Policy Committee, Royal Society of Biology

Kate Wicklow

Senior Policy Advisor, GuildHE

Professor Jerry Forester

Vice-Chair, Chartered Association of Business Schools and Chair, Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Committee, Chartered Association of Business Schools

Dr Geoff Stoakes

Head of Special Projects, Higher Education Academy

Lucy Strang

Analyst, RAND Europe