Independent report

Approaches to strategic improvement described in TEF 2023 submissions

A central aim of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is to incentivise improvement of the student experience and student outcomes at higher education providers. We commissioned Professor Dilly Fung, a TEF panel member from the 2023 exercise, to explore the ways in which providers strategically manage change and quality enhancement as described in their TEF submissions.

The report is based on an analysis of the submissions of 31 providers whose TEF 2023 rating was higher than their previously held TEF rating. It considers providers’ accounts of how strategic changes have been planned, of specific steps that have been taken, and how providers set about evidencing these improvements.

14 May 2024
Published 14 May 2024
Last updated 15 May 2024
15 May 2024
Added note in Annex A to explain that two further providers will be added to the report in due course.

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