The results of this year’s Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) assessments highlight examples of high-quality teaching and student outcomes across a diverse range of universities, colleges and other higher education providers, as well as where provision could improve. The total number of higher education providers across the UK now in receipt of a TEF award is 282, with 76 providers receiving a gold award, 132 silver and 60 bronze.
A new early intervention scheme led by Northumbria University, in partnership with nine other organisations, which aims to reduce student suicide by using data analytics is one of ten large-scale projects led by universities and colleges across the country awarded funding by the Office for Students (OfS) today.
The OfS has written to all registered universities and other higher education providers in England to alert them to the projections – part of a new report 'Financial sustainability of higher education providers in England' which tracks key financial trends in the performance of English colleges and universities.
Although more students from disadvantaged backgrounds are entering higher education, there are still wide gaps in access between the most and least advantaged groups, according to a new dataset published today by the Office for Students (OfS). The outcomes students achieve once they get to university are also significantly affected by their backgrounds. The dataset looks at each university and college’s student intake, drop-out rates, degree attainment and progression to further study or employment for different groups of students over the last five years. It presents more information than ever before in a range of dashboards, which will improve transparency and greater scrutiny on universities and other higher education providers in this area.