TEF Enterprise Blog

Written by Alison Price

Having heard IEEC2023 keynote Amanda Selvaratnam, Associate Director Research Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (Impact), University of York made the case for “being part of the change you want to see” by actively engaging with the knowledge exchange agenda and its reporting within your institution, whether that is formally through KEF, KEC or by following KEC principles (Scotland) or

However, knowledge exchange is not the only route to securing the enterprise agenda within your institutional approach. Today (28th Sept 23) sees the release of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ratings, from which it is clear that enterprise can be the key the delivering outcomes for students, and significant results for institutions through other key metrics.

The TEF ratings were designed to spotlight on the quality and encourage the higher education sector to improve and deliver excellence in the areas that students care about the most: teaching, learning, and achieving positive outcomes from their studies. Enterprise activity can be source of the narrative examples, that both achieves those positive outcomes, and can be used to provide uplift to scores and initial rankings. By capturing student’s enterprising experiences, entrepreneurial challenges and skill development, source examples can be used to illuminate the metrics, providing the depth needed within the supporting narrative, and clear evidence of how you have made a difference to your students.  Within TEF, students have the opportunity to submit their views on the quality of their educational experience and outcomes through a student submission and these experience, together with clear examples of you practice can evidence the role of #EntEd in your institutional excellence.

EEUK enables excellence in enterprise and entrepreneurship education by connecting and supporting educators and invites your examples of how you have formed part of your institutional response as we work to secure #EntEd into the core of HE.