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The Augar Review: half a solution to half of the problem

The Augar Review is expected to recommend a cut in tuition fees. But instead of focusing on who pays for higher education, we should start by asking what higher education is for, argues Eric Lybeck, Leverhulme early career fellow at the Manchester Institute of...

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A fair deal for students: thoughts on the upcoming Augar Review

The government’s attempt to marketise universities has gone woefully wrong, argues Professor Norman Gowar, former principal of Royal Holloway, University of London. It’s time for a radical rethink of student funding   The long-awaited Augar Review was commissioned in...

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The problem with TEF – a look at the technical failings

Professor DV Bishop outlines the multiple flaws in the TEF methodology   In a previous post I questioned the rationale and validity of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). Here I document the technical and statistical problems with TEF.   How...

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TEF: an ill-conceived solution to a wrongly-posed problem

The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework represents a lamentable failure to engage in critical thinking, argues Professor DV Bishop   If you criticise the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), you run the risk of being dismissed as an...

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Teaching Excellence Framework consultation

This is your opportunity to provide input into the CDBU's response to a "Call for Views”. The closing date for responses is 13 February. You can find out more about the consultation by looking at the background notes at the end of his document. Please put your...

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