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After the TEF and Consumer Law Based Interventions – Are Prospective HE Students Now Able to Make Informed Choices?

Weston, S. and McKeown, S., 2020. After the TEF and Consumer Law Based Interventions – Are Prospective HE Students Now Able to Make Informed Choices? The Law Teacher, 54 (3), 414-425.

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DOI: 10.1080/03069400.2019.1708603

Abstract

This article argues that recent government interventions in higher education – some based in consumer law and others in the form of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) have failed to put prospective students in a position to make informed choices about courses or universities. Consumer law-based interventions do not give students all the information they need, although they may help to improve the standard of information and to control marketing excess. The TEF, with its focus on outputs rather than inputs, similarly misses the mark. These failures are bad for students and, to the extent that higher education is a market which depends on students making informed choices, bad for higher education.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0306-9400
Uncontrolled Keywords:TEF; information; consumer law; HE
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:33676
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:09 Mar 2020 16:33
Last Modified:06 Oct 2020 12:32

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