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TEF could have ‘adverse consequences’ in Scotland

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has said that the proposed Teaching Excellence Framework must be designed in a way that takes differences in the devolved nations into account.

In its response to the government’s green paper on higher education, published on 18 January, the Royal Society of Edinburgh acknowledges that most of the changes will affect universities in England, but stresses that the indirect consequences must be considered carefully.

Under current proposals, the TEF would use Quality Assessment scores, which are measured differently in Scotland. Because of this, the society emphasises that “recognition of Scotland’s approach must be taken into account”, adding that it would “welcome moves to accommodate Scotland” through inclusion of their method in the TEF.

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