Statement on participation in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

All of Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions have decided not to participate in the revised Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) as proposed by the Office for Students (OfS).

TEF is mandatory for universities in England and optional for universities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Having considered the TEF carefully, Scottish universities have decided not to participate. We believe our existing system of enhancement offers the oversight and externality required to ensure quality of teaching outcomes and experience for students. Given this extensive present activity, we do not think that TEF will add value for students at Scottish universities.

Please read our full statement on participation in the Teaching Excellence Framework.