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Quality: Strategy: Network

QSN is a membership organisation for staff with responsibility for quality strategy and management within UK higher education. It provides a forum for the discussion of key issues of quality management and enhancement, and organises an annual Conference and smaller, symposium events to discuss specific areas of interest.

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13th Sep 2018 - 14th Sep 2018

13th QSN Annual Conference - A Regulated Quality Future? ...

The conference programme and booking will be available shortly. Please note in your diaries and we look forward to seeing you in Birmingham ...
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6th Jul 2018

Measuring What Really Matters: Data-Based Approaches To Quality Management ...

This Symposium will draw on contributions from sector bodies and case studies of developments and approaches in QSN member institutions. It will explore the ways in which we use data as quality practitioners is changing (including the way in which new data reporting tools su ...
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31st May 2018

‘The New Regulatory Framework For Higher Education In England: Challenges ...

With contributions from sector representatives and QSN member institutions, this Symposium will explore the challenges that lie ahead for higher education providers in general, and quality practitioners in particular, in addressing the new baseline regulatory requirements an ...
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13th Annual Conference: A Regulated Quality Future?

The transformation of the quality management landscape continues with great rapidity and intensity. As the new regulator for English Higher Education, the OfS is adopting a bold, student-focused, risk-based approach, reflecting the significant changes to HE in the last 25 years and seeking to anticipate changes still to come. Familiar features – notably, the UK Quality Code – are also

Event Dates: 13/09/2018 12:00 am - 14/09/2018 12:00 am
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Measuring What Really Matters: Data-Based Approaches To Quality Management

The publication of the Office for Students’ Regulatory Framework for English higher education identified the monitoring of ‘lead indicators’ as one of the three core elements of what it describes as its risk-based and proportionate approach to monitoring and regulating HEPs. However, this is only the latest in a series of changes (not least the introduction of the Teaching Excellence

Event Dates: 06/07/2018 10:00 am - 06/07/2018 3:00 pm
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External appointments and passport paperchases

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Many international academics are external examiners for research degrees. But the way we deal with the immigration law consequences of this, finds James Hand, are varied and confusing.

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Funding boost for arts and humanities research

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Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities secures additional funding.

Result! A level results day 2018

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David Kernohan and Louis Coiffait attempt to digest today’s A-level results, along with all the accompanying spin.

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Plotting aspirations – who wants to go to university?

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New figures from the Sutton Trust suggest that less young people are interested in a university education. Carl Cullinane takes us through the findings.

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The problem of predicting A levels

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PQA, widening participation… a lot of common policy talking points come from the peculiarly British phenomenon of using predicted grades to plan university admissions. Wonkhe’s David Kernohan looks at the data.

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Below the bar. Why minimum entry standards are a bad idea.

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Ant Bagshaw explains why minimum entry standards for courses are a bad idea.

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“Universities to blame” for profiteering essay mills

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Taking time out from his summer break, Paul Greatrix recounts how he took an essay mill to task.

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How to tailor a job application

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Peter Matthews lifts the lid on how shortlisting decisions are made, and how you can improve your own chances.

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