UCU comment on Teaching Excellence Framework results

22 June 2017 | last updated: 23 June 2017

Responding to the results of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) published today, UCU general secretary, Sally Hunt, said:

'The Teaching Excellence Framework is opposed by both staff and student organisations and these results will have little credibility within higher education itself. The fear is that students, beyond the UK in particular, will use these results as the basis for deciding which UK university to attend, which could damage some institutions. 

'If the government is serious about improving teaching quality it should improve the working conditions of the tens of thousands of teaching staff employed on insecure, often zero-hours contracts and the impact this has on students' learning experience.'  

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