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Yvonne Hawkins

Director of Teaching Excellence and Student Experience
Office for Students (Confirmed)

Yvonne Hawkins, director of teaching excellence and student experience, is responsible for the OfS’s work on teaching and learning (including the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework), student welfare and safeguarding, and student protection and provider market exit strategies. She also leads on value for money and student engagement.

  • Increasing accountability, encouraging wider participation and improving the student experience through the OfS’s risk-based approach
  • Operating the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) to incentivise the improvement of the quality of teaching across the sector
  • Removing unnecessary barriers to entry and minimising regulatory burden for all providers
  • Achieving value for money across UK universities and enhancing student engagement
  • Promoting student welfare and reinforcing safeguarding on campus