Press release

MillionPlus welcomes the HEA’s report on TEF Year 2 submissions

21 Nov 2017

MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities, has today (21 November) welcomed the Higher Education Academy (HEA) report on TEF Year 2 submissions.

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of MillionPlus, said:

“We welcome this report, which is testament to the value of using institutional experiences to support continuous improvement of the sector as a whole.

“The findings illustrate the vital importance of the narrative submissions in TEF and peer review by experts. Future TEF exercises should not diminish this approach in favour of more metrics. Although this should not be seen as a ‘ticklist’, the Department for Education and Office for Students should draw on the findings of this report to provide guidance to institutions submitting to the TEF going forward.

“Excellence in teaching and student experience can be demonstrated in a variety of ways and these submissions provide ample evidence of both from across the sector. This diversity must be seen and valued as a key pillar of strength in the offer of UK higher education.”


Notes to editors

  1. MillionPlus is the Association for Modern Universities. More information can be found at
  2. Modern universities: key facts 2017
  3. For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Dan Blows on 020 7717 1658 or email