Key Points
  • Clarifying the future of TEF policy, guidelines and metrics for both provider and subject level TEF
  • Reviewing the lessons learned from the subject-level TEF pilots and spotlighting patterns from universities and FE colleges awarded TEF Gold
  • Increasing student engagement and awareness to TEF by removing barriers to contribution
  • Showcasing practical case studies on how to improve TEF performance and retain gold status


Overview
  • (Chair) Maggie Galliers CBE, Chair, Learning and Work Institute Company Board
  • Graeme Rosenberg, Head of TEF, Office for Students
  • Professor Janice Kay CBE, Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter
  • Professor Helen Higson OBE, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Aston University
  • Professor John Robinson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching, Learning and Students), University of York
  • Geoff Stoakes, Special Advisor (Degree Standards), Advance HE
  • Josh Gulraiani, Student Deputy Chair (TEF Subject-Level Pilot 2018-19), Bath Spa University
  • Dr Janet Rose, Principal, Norland College
  • Mandy Donaldson, Vice Principal, Norland College
  • Professor Malcolm Todd, Provost (Academic), University of Derby
  • Professor Hellen O’Sullivan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), Keele University
  • Professor Martin Stringer, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Swansea University

From August 2019, Subject-Level TEF will become compulsory for all higher and further education providers above 580 students. It is imperative that universities and FE colleges understand the TEF process in order to upskill staff so they can contribute and write effective TEF submissions.

Westminster Insight’s timely Teaching Excellence Framework Half-day Forum will feature Graeme Rosenberg of the Office for Students on the future of TEF policy, guidelines and metrics for 2020 and beyond. Attend this conference to receive clarity on how to best navigate the Teaching Excellence Framework at both provider and subject level.

You will learn how to remove barriers to student engagement, increase awareness and encourage contribution to TEF. Hear how to transition from Silver to Gold from the University of York: one of two universities to achieve this in 2018 and continue to retain Gold status.

Our keynote panel will feature insights from Professor Janice Kay CBE (University of Exeter), Geoff Stoakes (Advance HE) and representatives from the Independent Review of TEF who will discuss learnings from the subject level TEF pilots. Network with industry leaders and hear practical case studies showcasing best practice on how to write compelling narratives, enrich institutional-wide learning and improve student outcomes.


Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:30
Registration, Coffee and Networking

 

09:30 - 09:40
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Maggie Galliers CBE Chair, Learning and Work Institute Company Board

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09:40 - 10:15
Keynote Address: outlining the future of TEF and clarifying metrics

 
  • Reviewing OfS’s accomplishments in delivering TEF, its impact on the HE sector, and the implications for teaching excellence, student experiences and outcomes
  • Discussing how universities and further education colleges can engage successfully with subject-level TEF 2020 by outlining the framework’s future
  • Exploring the future of TEF beyond 2020 so education providers can prepare to perform effectively with TEF long-term.

    Q&A: 10:05 – 10:15

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Graeme Rosenberg Head of TEF, Office for Students

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10:15 - 11:00
Panel Discussion: reviewing the results and outcomes of the subject level TEF pilots

 
  • Discussing common patterns, themes and features of gold awarded TEF submissions and education providers
  • Understanding how to successfully interact with TEF by discussing wider challenges and solutions 
  • Exploring the Pearce review findings to assess the effectiveness of TEF and spotlight the consultation feedback

Speakers

Geoff Stoakes Special Advisor (Degree Standards), Advance HE

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Professor Janice Kay CBE Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter

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11:00 - 11:30
Coffee and Networking Break

 

11:30 - 12:00
Case Study: transitioning from Silver to Gold by demonstrating delivery of outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for students

 
Exploring how the University of York became one of only two universities to transition from Silver to Gold in 2017-18 by constructing a successful submission consisting of a strong narrative, appropriate interpretation of TEF metrics and effective engagement of staff across the institution.

Q&A: 11:50 - 12:00

12:00 - 12:45
Panel Discussion: Utilising student input to improve student experience and TEF performance

 
  • Aligning with TEF guidelines by minimising barriers to student engagement and maximising opportunities to upskill students to participate in wider decision-making
  • Increasing student awareness and perception of TEF to generate opportunities for student contribution
  • Exploring methods of engagement and types of student groups to engage to ensure student input is incorporated at all stages of the academic year

Speakers

Professor Martin Stringer Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Swansea University

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Professor Hellen O'Sullivan Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), Keele University

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Josh Gulrajani Student Deputy Chair (TEF Subject-Level Pilot 2018-19), Bath Spa University

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12:45 - 13:25
Retaining Gold TEF Awards: exploring strategies aiming to maintaining exemplary TEF performance

 
Showcasing how universities and further education colleges leading in teaching and excellence plan to build on current success, prepare to retain their Gold Provider-TEF awards and replicate performance at subject level moving forward. Featuring contributions from Aston University, Norland College, and the University of Derby.

Speakers

Professor Helen Higson OBE Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Aston University

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Mandy Donaldson Vice Principal, Norland College

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Dr Janet Rose Principal, Norland College

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Professor Malcolm Todd Provost (Academic), University of Derby

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13:25 - 13:30
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Mandy Donaldson Vice Principal, Norland College

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Maggie Galliers CBE Chair, Learning and Work Institute Company Board

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Josh Gulrajani Student Deputy Chair (TEF Subject-Level Pilot 2018-19), Bath Spa University

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Professor Helen Higson OBE Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Aston University

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Professor Janice Kay CBE Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter

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Professor Hellen O'Sullivan Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), Keele University

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Professor John Robinson Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching, Learning and Students), University of York

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Dr Janet Rose Principal, Norland College

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Graeme Rosenberg Head of TEF, Office for Students

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Geoff Stoakes Special Advisor (Degree Standards), Advance HE

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Professor Martin Stringer Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Swansea University

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Professor Malcolm Todd Provost (Academic), University of Derby

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Venue details

Zone 1 Central London


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