Teaching & Learning


Teaching Excellence Framework

The second Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has launched with submissions due in January 2023.

The TEF is a wide-ranging evaluation of the quality of teaching, learning and student outcomes. It is one of the mechanisms by which our regulator, the Office for Students (OfS), provides assurance that universities and colleges (described by the OfS as ‘providers’) are delivering what they claim.

The main aims of the TEF are to help applicants make informed choices and to encourage providers to engage in continuous improvement.  

On this page, you will find updates and details from the team drafting the submission. 

TEF 2023 Task and Finish Group 

UCL’s TEF Task and Finish Group of Education Committee will steer the development and drafting of UCL’s provider submission, and support UCL students in developing their own independent submission.

The membership includes colleagues from across UCL

Chair, Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience)Professor Kathy Armour
Project LeadLizzie Vinton
Cross section of Deans, Vice-Deans Education, Faculty Tutors, Academic Board members and teaching staff from different disciplines
  • Professor Stella Bruzzi, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities 
  • Zak Liddell, Faculty Director of Education and Student Experience, MAPS
  • Evi Katsapi, Head of Undergraduate Provision, IOE
  • Professor Paola Pedarzani, Vice-Dean Education, Life Sciences
  • Professor Simon Banks, Director of Education and Faculty Tutor, Engineering
  • Professor Tom Carlson, Vice-Dean Education, Medical Sciences
  • Dr Jake Anders, Deputy Director of the Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities
Students’ Union Representatives
  • Hamza Ahmed, Education Officer
  • Simon To, Head of Policy, Governance & Insight
Pro-Vice Provost Teaching, Learning, Digital EducationProfessor Norbert Pachler
Pro-Vice Provost Education (Student Academic Experience)Professor Parama Chaudhury
Pro-Vice Provost Education (Student Academic Engagement)Dr Kathryn Woods
Deputy Director of Student Support and WellbeingLina Kamenova   
Associate Head of Outreach and AdmissionsKaty Redfern
Director of UCL Careers and Interim Director of UCL ArenaKaren Barnard 
Executive Director of Student Services and RegistrarSarah Cowls
Associate Director: Student Engagement and ExperienceSally Mackenzie 

Jenny Austin, Undergraduate Programmes Manager, Faculty of Laws