What next for TEF? London 8th June

The Teaching Excellence Framework has proved to be the most controversial policy in UK higher education over the last two years. With the results of TEF2 eagerly anticipated, on 8th June in London, Wonkhe is hosting a one-day conference to explore all the important issues and to look ahead to the future of the exercise.

The conference is almost full, so this is your last chance to secure a place.

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Join the experts - TEF panellists, academics, senior leaders and policy wonks - to think about the experience of TEF so far, the devilishly complicated data and consider the options for learning gain, subject-level TEF and the postgraduate experience. And if that weren’t enough, Team Wonkhe will run an interactive exercise on reimagining teaching excellence: Accentuate the posiTEF will challenge delegates to think of how teaching excellence can be achieved, measured and communicated.

The conference should be particularly relevant to professionals with an interest in teaching and quality in universities, colleges and alternative providers. Join the event to build networks with Vice-Chancellors, Deputy and Pro-Vice Chancellors, directors and heads of service, quality managers, civil servants and policy wonks.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Joy Elliott-Bowman, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Independent Higher Education
  • Matt Hiely-Rayner, Director of Intelligent Metrix and Head of Planning, Kingston University
  • Dr Mark Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Higher Education Academy
  • Professor Simon Marginson, Professor of International Higher Education, UCL Institute of Education
  • Nona McDuff, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Kingston University
  • Jackie Njoroge, Director of Strategy, University of Salford
  • Professor Sue Rigby, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Development), University of Lincoln
  • Dr Alastair Robertson, Director of Teaching & Learning Enhancement, Abertay University
  • Dr Michael Wykes, Director of Policy, Planning and Business Intelligence, University of Exeter

And hear from Team Wonkhe’s Mark Leach, Ant Bagshaw, Catherine Boyd, Nona Buckley-Irvine and David Morris.

Wonkhe is grateful to HSBC for sponsoring the conference.

Wonkhe has led the debate on all aspects of TEF, and our conference will make an important contribution to debate on the topic: you find all of Wonkhe’s TEF articles so far here.

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On the day


Royal College of Physicians,
11 St Andrews Place,
Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE

10:00 – 17:00, 8th June 2017

Garden Party

From 17:00 to 20:00, Wonkhe will host its Summer Garden Party in the grounds of the Royal College of Physicians. All delegates to the conference are invited to stay and enjoy the hospitality (drinks and a light meal) and join our friends from across the sector as we gear up for election night.

The garden party is generously sponsored by our friends at Electric Paper Ltd.
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