Monday, 14 November 2016

FW: Reminder: Save the Date! Nick Hillman open lecture at University of Greenwich, 23rd November 2016 (5-6pm)


Save the Date! 

23rd November 2016 (5-6pm)

Open lecture on the TEF by Nick Hillman



Nick Hillman will be delivering a lecture on the TEF as part of the University of Greenwich's open lecture series on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 (5-6pm) Greenwich campus, Stockwell St S11_0004



Is the TEF a good idea and will it work?


The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has generated much debate with contrasting views as to the benefits or drawbacks of the initiative.  For some, it provides the potential to redress gaps between teaching and research esteem and the impact on the quality of UK university teaching. For others, it risks undermining the independence of universities and encouraging perverse incentives. This talk will examine the origins of the TEF and consider the evidence for its existence. It will question whether, in its current form, it is likely to produce the sort of hoped for outcomes for university staff and students.





Nick Hillman has been the Director of HEPI since January 2014. He worked for the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, now Lord Willetts, the Minister for Universities and Science, from 2007 until the end of 2013, as Chief of Staff and then Special Adviser in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Previously, he was a History teacher and worked at the Association of British Insurers. At the 2010 general election, he was the runner-up in Cambridge. He has written for a range of think tanks and journals. His more recent writings include articles on the Coalition's higher education reforms for the Oxford Review of Education (2016), on access to schools and selective universities for Higher Education Review (2014) and on the fifty-year history of student loans for Contemporary British History (2013). He also wrote the authoritative account of being a special adviser for the Institute of Government (2014). His recent pamphlets for HEPI include an assessment of the impact of students in the general election of 2015, a comparison of the UK and German higher education system, a piece on the educational underachievement of young men and a study on students' attitudes to free speech.​




The event is free to attend.

No registration required.





Dr Danielle Tran BA, MA, FHEA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Learning, Teaching & Professional Development

Educational Development Unit

University of Greenwich

QM162 Maritime Greenwich Campus

London SE10 9LS

Telephone: 02083319640




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