Key Points
  • Reviewing the lessons learned from the subject-level TEF pilots and spotlighting patterns from higher education institutions 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
  • (Keynote) Professor John Grattan, Professor, Aberystwyth University
  • Professor Janice Kay CBE, Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter
  • Professor John Robinson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching, Learning and Students), University of York
  • Dr Geoff Stoakes, Special Advisor (Degree Standards), Advance HE
  • Josh Gulrajani, Student Deputy Chair (TEF Subject-Level Pilot 2018-19), Bath Spa University
  • Dr Janet Rose, Principal, Norland College
  • Mandy Donaldson, Vice Principal, Norland College
  • Dr Liz Moores, Principal, London College of Creative Media
  • Dr Simon Jones, Associate Pro Vice Chancellor Teaching and Learning, Aston University
  • Professor Martin Stringer, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Swansea University

Westminster Insight’s timely Teaching Excellence Framework half-day forum will feature contributions from higher education institutions from across the UK exploring how best to 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 practical case studies detailing how other institutions have transitioned from Silver to Gold and preparing to retain Gold status moving forward. This includes a contribution from the University of York: one of two universities to transition from Silver to Gold in 2018.

Geoff Stoakes (Advance HE) will discuss learnings from institutional TEF submissions. This forum presents an opportunity to network with industry leaders and explore best practice on writing compelling narratives, enriching institutional-wide learning and improving outcomes for students.


Agenda
Start

09:20 - 09:55
Registration, Coffee and Networking

 

09:55 - 10:00
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Professor Jackie Labbe Pro Vice-Chancellor, De Montfort University

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10:00 - 10:30
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: 10:20 – 10:30

Speakers

Professor John Grattan Professor for Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University

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10:30 - 11:00
Keynote Panel Discussion: reviewing the results and outcomes of the subject level TEF pilots

 
  • Exploring the work of the Pearce review, assessing the effectiveness of TEF and spotlighting the consultation feedback
  • 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 

Speakers

Dr 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

Speakers

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

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12:00 - 12:30
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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Josh Gulrajani Student Deputy Chair (TEF Subject-Level Pilot 2018-19), Bath Spa University

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12:30 - 13:20
Retaining Gold TEF Awards: exploring strategies aiming to maintain 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

Mandy Donaldson Vice Principal, Norland College

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Dr Liz Moores Associate Pro Vice Chancellor Teaching and Learning, Aston University

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Dr Simon Jones Principal, London College of Creative Media

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Dr Janet Rose Principal, Norland College

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13:20 - 13:30
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Professor Jackie Labbe Pro Vice-Chancellor, De Montfort University

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End

Speakers

Mandy Donaldson Vice Principal, Norland College

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Professor John Grattan Professor for Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University

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

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Dr Simon Jones Principal, London College of Creative Media

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

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Professor Jackie Labbe Pro Vice-Chancellor, De Montfort University

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Dr Liz Moores Associate Pro Vice Chancellor Teaching and Learning, Aston 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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Dr 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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Venue details

Park Plaza London Victoria Park Plaza London Victoria, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1EQ United Kingdom

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