Tag : TEF

The Office for Students: What Is It?

10 months ago / 0 comments

The Office for Students (OfS) has been in the news a lot lately, mostly for all the wrong reasons, but what is the intended purpose of this new body? The government intends the OfS to be a body which regulates the higher education marketplace which combines the old HEFCE and … Read More

Leeds Gets Top Ten Spot for First Time

1 year ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds has secured a place in the top 10 universities in the UK, in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The overall 2018 rankings are based on a range of metrics and, after being named University of the Year by the guide last … Read More

Leeds University awarded gold rating in teaching excellence framework

1 year ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds has been awarded a gold rating under the government’s new teaching excellence framework (Tef), which aims to assess universities on the quality of the teaching they provide. For a university to achieve the top, gold standard it must offer “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for … Read More

Students protest against TEF by Disrupting Senate

2 years ago / 0 comments

  Students battled the horrible weather and marched in protest of TEF from the Union to disrupt the Senate meeting, where the petition was delivered to the Vice Chancellor. The Teaching Excellence Framework is a controversial new government initiative most notably criticised for creating a formal link between quality of teaching … Read More

Will TEF take effect?

2 years ago / 0 comments

House of Lords votes to cut ties between TEF and fees. The House of Lords has passed an amendment to the government’s imminent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) that disallows any link between teaching standards and set tuition fees. The ruling is a major defeat for the government, blocking an element … Read More

Students to protest against TEF

2 years ago / 0 comments

The march against the Teaching Excellence Framework will take place outside the union at 2pm on the 22nd March. On the 22nd March at 2pm, there will be a student protest against the Teaching Excellence Framework. The Teaching Excellence Framework is a series of reforms to Higher Education which are … Read More

Student Exec refuse to back NSS Boycott

2 years ago / 0 comments

LUU Student Exec decide not to endorse nationwide National Student Survey boycott The LUU student exec have chosen not to endorse the NUS’ National Student Survey (NSS) boycott, a campaign which is attempting to thwart the government’s plans to link tuition fees to teaching quality and thus raise fees around … Read More

NUS calls for students to boycott the National Student Survey

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sorana Vieru, the Vice-President Higher Education at the National Union of Students, or NUS, has called for students to boycott the National Student Survey to stop plans to raise fees based on university performance. The National Student Survey, or NSS, is sent annually to final year undergraduate students as a … Read More

Leeds University and LUU sign joint letter on TEF

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sir Alan Langlands, Vice Chancellor of Leeds University, alongside LUU Union Affairs Officer Jack Palmer and Education Officer Melissa Owusu have formally signed a statement which both supports and criticises different aspects of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the government’s new Education bill. While they applaud the Bill’s intentions of … Read More

Teaching Excellence Fiasco

2 years ago / 0 comments

In November of 2015, the government published a paper titled “Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice”. This was followed up by a Green Paper (“The Teaching Excellence Framework: Assessing quality in Higher Education”) in February 2016 and a final White Paper in May (“Success as a … Read More