The Future of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework: 2019 and Beyond


Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in the higher education sector.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Chair’s Welcome Address

Dr Geoff Stoakes, Head of Special Projects, AdvanceHE (CONFIRMED)


Keynote Presentation: The Key Role Of The Office for Students As A Vehicle For Implementing TEF And Ensuring Students And Key Stakeholders Are Consulted In Its Development
  • Sharpening the focus on teaching and outcomes that matter to students by encouraging universities and colleges to deliver the best experience for their students
  • How students are using the TEF results alongside other sources of information, advice and guidance on where to apply to study
  • The assessment process: what is measured, how providers are assessed and how the TEF panel is made up to include representatives from higher education providers, students and experts on employment
  • Analysing the 2018 TEF results and how they show excellence across the sector
  • An update on the 2018-19 TEF subject pilot exercise to trial refinements to metrics and processes

Dr Siobhan O’Malley, TEF Manager, Office for Students (CONFIRMED)


Keynote Presentation: Reviewing The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework 
  • An update on the TEF Independent Review
  • Outlining the key challenges to overcome

Sam Meakin, TEF Policy and Delivery Manager, Department for Education (CONFIRMED)


Piloting TEF At Subject Level: Findings From The Consultation And Lessons Learned From The 2017-18 Subject Pilot
  • Applying the TEF lessons learned changes to the TEF subject pilots
  • Model A – ‘By exception’ model: using TEF metrics to determine whether a subject performs differently to the college or university as a whole
  • Model B – ‘Bottom up’ model: assessing all subjects in full, giving them a TEF rating of bronze, silver or gold and feeding subject ratings into the assessment of the college or university as a whole
  • Piloting new data based on contact hours and staff to student ratios
  • Subject pilot 2018-19: building on the first year of the pilot to test a single model and produce ‘statements of findings’ at subject level

Professor Janice Kay, Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Gold Award Case Study: Achieving A Top Rating For Quality of Teaching And Student Satisfaction
  • Achieving inclusion among the top 100 European Universities in the recent Times Higher Education Teaching Rankings – the first university league table to focus solely on teaching and learning
  • Getting an overall satisfaction rate of 88% in The National Student Survey: key success factors
  • Providing opportunities to provide feedback and ensuring the feedback is received and acted upon
  • Monitoring the quality of teaching to ensure it encourages students to engage and actively commit to their studies
  • Monitoring engagement levels, allowing the identification of trends, best practice, and areas for improvement

John Hughes,  Vice-Chancellor For Teaching and Learning, Bangor University (invited)


Gold Award Case Study: Providing A Learning Environment Which Supports Learning And Improves Retention, Progression And Attainment
  • The Disability Enhancement Programme (DEP) for academic support of disabled students
  • Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to underpin teaching, learning and assessment
  • Technology to enhance personalised learning: using DMU Replay to provide students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material during or after a lecture or other taught session
  • Optimising library resources to help students get the most out of their studies: opening 24/7 and offering support and advice on assignments via the Centre for Learning Support and Study (CLaSS)
  • Offering extra help with maths and statistics via the Maths Learning Centre (MLC)

Professor Dominic Shellard, Vice Chancellor, De Montfort University (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Lunch and Networking
Afternoon Keynote Presentation: Lessons from TEF Provider Submissions: Demonstrating That TEF Is Raising Teaching Quality And Improving Student Outcomes Across Great Britain
  • Responding to the release of TEF 3 results: recognising institutions from across the sector for the pockets of teaching excellence they provide
  • Cracking the code for success: getting the tone, style and content right by listening to students, emphasising staff development and learning from shortcomings
  • The importance of good preparation for delivering successful submissions
  • Benchmarking widening participation and ensuring access to people from all backgrounds
  • Key findings from the 2018 Student Academic Experience Survey (SAES) regarding students’ perception of value for money in higher education

Diana Beech, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Higher Education Policy Institute (invited)


Gold Award Case Study: Maximising Student Outcomes And Learning Gain By Promoting Employability And Aligning With Industry And Employer Needs
  • Providing all students with opportunities to participate in career-enhancing activities to strengthen their personal development and improve their prospects in the labour market
  • Ensuring students directly benefit from professional accreditations that actively support development of their employability prospects
  • Using the Purple Door careers and recruitment service to support all students and graduates in career planning, work experience, volunteering, placements, enterprise and job opportunities
  • Promoting postgraduate study opportunities through a HEFCE match-funded postgraduate support scheme
  • Developing skills for employment and supporting student placements

Professor Graham Galbraith, Vice-Chancellor, University of Portsmouth (CONFIRMED)


Special Keynote Presentation: Understanding The Role Of The TEF Panel And Assessors In Year Three
  • Ensuring assessments are carried out by a high calibre of panel members made up of students, leading academics and widening participation experts and supported by a pool of assessors
  • Understanding how individualised student data is used to produce the TEF Year Three metrics and contextual data
  • Detailing how the assessment process works and how the TEF panel is involved at each stage
  • The appeals timeline and process and the Appeals Panel
  • Reflecting on the outcomes of year three and progress so far in year four

Sharon Huttly, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Lancaster (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking


Case Study: Embedding the Student Experience across University Practices
  • Prioritising student satisfaction and experience as a key measure of success, as well as ensuring that students have strong employment outcomes on their graduation
  • Undergoing a programme of institutional change as part of the Strategic Plan which is having a significant impact on standing and reputation
  • Engaging with developments at the forefront of research, scholarship, and practice which demonstrate the organisation’s commitment to embed student engagement with research as a learning outcome across all courses
  • Investing strategically in the physical and virtual learning environment and student demand-led enhancements, such as lecture-capture
  • Highlighting the relevance of other measures, including the National Student Survey (NSS) and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in supporting improvements in the quality and standards of provision

Professor Jon Scott, Pro Vice Chancellor (Student Experience), University of Leicester (CONFIRMED)


Gold Award Case Study: Enhancing The Performance Of Disadvantaged Students: The Student Success Project (SSP)
  • Understanding and addressing support for disadvantaged students in a systematic way
  • Phase one: supporting action research and interventions in academic schools and enabling a virtuous circle of evidence- and research-led interventions
  • Spreading awareness of such issues as the BME attainment gap within the university
  • Phase two: the full mainstreaming of the project across all academic schools using best practice from phase one to deliver interventions and systems across the entire university
  • Closing attainment gaps and helping disadvantaged students to go on to graduate level employment

David Nightingale, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, University of Kent (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in the higher education sector.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the Higher Education sector
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email [email protected] 

Prices and Discount

Public Sector Rate:

  1.    £379
  2.    £349
  3. + £319

Private Sector Rate:

  1.    £550
  2. + £520

Voluntary Sector Rate:

  1.    £299
  2. + £269

Event Documentation: *If you can’t attend the event you can purchase the event documentation

Electronic – £99 Printed – £99

Group bookings: If you would like to make a group booking of 5 or more please call 0330 058 4285 to find out if we can offer any more discount.

*All prices are excluding VAT

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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