The Office for Fair Access closed at the end of 31 March 2018 and responsibility for higher education access regulation transferred to the Office for Students

OFFA comment on Teaching Excellence Framework Year Two results

Commenting on today’s publication of Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results by HEFCE, Professor Les Ebdon, Director of Fair Access to Higher Education, said:

“I welcome the publication of these results. I have always argued that, designed well, the TEF had the potential to improve outcomes for all students. So I am pleased that the metrics have taken students’ backgrounds into account, as this will help universities and colleges see where progress is being made for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and where there are still unexplained gaps in attainment between the most and least advantaged. I look forward to continuing to work with those across the sector to ensure that teaching excellence means excellence for students from all backgrounds.”


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