My time on the Panel will be a great opportunity to apply my experience at King’s at a national level and to help shape the way that teaching excellence in allied health subjects is assessed across the UK.Dr Kalwant Sidhu
19 December 2018
Public Health MSc Programme Director appointed to Teaching Excellence Framework Panel
Will Richard, Communications & Engagement Officer
Dr Kalwant Sidhu has been appointed a Panel Member for the Teaching Excellence & Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) Subject-level Pilot 2018-19.
Dr Kalwant Sidhu, Senior Lecturer in Public Health Education, has been appointed a Panel Member for the Teaching Excellence & Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) Subject-level Pilot 2018-19 by the Office for Students.
Dr Sidhu, who is also the Programme Director for King’s Online MSc in Public Health in the School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences, will sit on the Nursing & Allied Health Subjects Panel alongside other leading academics, employer representatives and students.
The TEF provides information about teaching excellence at higher education providers to help prospective students choose where to study. Ratings are currently given at a university or college level only, so the Department for Education (DfE) is carrying out a series of pilots designed to find the most effective way of producing TEF ratings by subject too.
Dr Sidhu and her colleagues have been selected for their ‘expertise, standing in the higher education sector, and commitment to excellence in teaching’. They will assess official data combined with detailed statements on subjects within universities and colleges to arrive at subject ratings.
Dr Sidhu said of her appointment and the work to come:
King’s is one of 47 universities and colleges selected by the government to take part. Following the completion of the pilot programme, TEF ratings at both provider and subject level will be announced in spring 2021.