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Round up: The Higher Education Green Paper and the Teaching Excellence Framework


The Higher Education Green Paper was published on 6th November 2015. Titled “Fulfilling our potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice”, the paper outlines its purpose as:

“This consultation contains proposals to reshape the higher education landscape to have students at its heart. Its core aims are to raise teaching standards, provide greater focus on graduate employability, widen participation in higher education, and open up the sector to new high-quality entrants”

Since the paper was published, no surprises, there has been a lot said, written, tweeted and shared. In case you missed any of the buzz, here is a quick roundup of some useful articles from around the web:

The Times Higher Education has put together an aptly titled “The Higher Education Green Paper: everything you need to know”. This page provides a useful summary and links to a range of news and analysis of the paper.


Here are some useful at-a-glance and overviews of the #HEGreenPaper from various sources


Reactions to the paper are still coming in from various organisations and experts. In the meantime, here are a few that have already posted:

The Teaching Excellence Framework

In his article in Wonkhe, Martin McQuillan, Pro vice chancellor of Research at Kingston University describes the Teaching Excellence Framework as “The most developed aspect of the Green Paper”, and goes on to say that “it is the one that will concern the most”.

Here are some useful articles that focus on #TEF:

Other analysis and opinions

Some other analysis and opinions from around the web:

On Twitter

You can join the conversation at twitter with #HEGreenPaper or #TEF. Here are a few tweets that we have curated:

We will continue to monitor and observe the updates and reactions to the Higher Education Green Paper.

Have you seen some interesting analysis or opinion piece on the Green Paper, that we have missed? Please share in the comments below.

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