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QMUL Drapers' Lecture 2018

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17 January 2018

Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Venue: Arts Two Lecture Theatre

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Queen Mary University of London Drapers' Lecture 2018: Professor Chris Husbands

What lessons are there from the Teaching Excellence Framework?

Professor Chris Husbands has been Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University since January 2016. Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest and most diverse institutions, which plays a vital role in the city of Sheffield, the county of Yorkshire and the nation.

Chris Husbands is an educationist, university leader and public servant. Before working at Sheffield Hallam he undertook senior roles in universities for over fifteen years, and was Director of the Institute of Education and as Vice-Provost at University College London.

His academic interests are in education policy and practice; his research has explored the reasons for difference in performance between education systems and his work has been published in fifteen books and over four hundred papers and presentations. He has worked with local and national governments in the UK and internationally, across four continents.

Professor Husbands was appointed in 2016 by the Government as the inaugural Chair of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which assesses teaching excellence across UK higher education. He is Chair of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Board, Chair of the Doncaster Opportunity Area Board and a member of the board of The Sheffield College. He has been a board member at two examination boards at Edexcel and at the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA).