Westminster Higher Education Forum

Developing the Teaching Excellence Framework

Morning, Thursday, 1st November 2018

Central London


This timely seminar will examine the next steps for developing the Teaching Excellence Framework.

It will be an opportunity to examine key themes emerging from the DfE’s consultation on the methodology of the subject-level TEF, with a Government response expected this autumn, as well as to consider how lessons gained from the first year of subject-level pilots can be built upon moving forward and priorities for addressing the administrative burden on universities.

It will also be an opportunity to consider the recommendations from the recent DfE report regarding the design of the subject-level TEF.

Delegates will also discuss the shape of the TEF for year 4 and how the framework can best be developed to ensure flexibility, whilst addressing student and staff concerns around institutional diversity and the link between the TEF and tuition fees.

Further sessions will focus on what further steps might be taken to improve the Framework’s metrics - looking in part at issues around the introduction of teaching intensity and graduate earnings. 

Guest of Honour

Graeme Rosenberg

TEF Manager, Office for Students

Keynote Speakers

Professor Janice Kay

Deputy Chair, TEF Panel and Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter

Graeme Rosenberg

TEF Manager, Office for Students


Professor Linda Drew

Vice Chancellor, Ravensbourne University London

Professor Paul Hayes

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience, University of Portsmouth

Dr Greg Walker

Chief Executive, MillionPlus

Dr Geoff Stoakes

Head of Special Projects, AdvanceHE

Alan Palmer

Head of Policy and Research, MillionPlus

Matt Kite

Education Officer, Cambridge University Students’ Union

Ramita Tejpal

Dean of Higher Education, Access and Professional Studies, London South East Colleges

Professor Michael Merrifield

Professor of Astronomy, University of Nottingham

Lord Young of Norwood Green

Professor Nick Petford

Vice Chancellor, University of Northampton

Rob Copeland

Policy Officer, College Union