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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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8th Mar 2019 - 8th Mar 2019

Academic Quality in a data driven environment and Working with the Quality Code

As we fast approach the first anniversary of the launch of the Office for Students, the new regulatory landscape continues to be both familiar and unknown, but the role of Quality Management remains critical for the assurance of standards and continuous improvement of the learning experience for students. As Quality managers and leaders we must be confident in their effectiveness and sustainability and this symposia offers and opportunity to consider their evolving role in the new environment.

Currently, there are two key strands of activity which dominate. Firstly, the UK Quality Code was launched in November 2018 and now that all of the end of year celebrations have finished it is time to think seriously about how institutions work with the ‘Expectations, common and core’ practices and advice and guidance. And secondly, as key metrics are used to assess the outcomes and success of students and in turn Higher Education providers, new working partnerships and models are being established between Quality units and Information, Planning and Data units.

These changes continue to radically alter the quality world of Higher Education and to help set the scene and spark discussions, we will be joined by Andrea Roberston-Begg of The University of Derby, Sarah Plumeridge, University of Brighton and Maureen McLaughlin, Head of Universities & Standards, from the Quality Assurance Agency for HE.

As ever, this QSN event offers the opportunity for us to get together in a constructive and supportive environment and we look forward greatly to welcoming new and returning delegates to our 2019 Spring Symposium.
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19th Sep 2019 - 20th Sep 2019

14th QSN Annual Conference

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14th Jan 2019 - 14th Jan 2019

QSN Evasys Special Interest group - Inaugural Meeting

Free to QSN members

QSN members are invited to attend the inaugural meeting of a QSN Special Interest Group (SIG) for institutions which use EvaSys software for module evaluation or are thinking of using EvaSys. The SIG is intended to provide a network for EvaSys users for discussion and mutual support and to facilitate the sharing and development of good practice in module evaluation and the use of EvaSys software.

The meeting will begin with four presentations from institutions which already use EvaSys software followed by round table discussions of topics suggested by QSN members. Members of the SIG will also agree terms of reference for the SIG and discuss the frequency and mode of meetings. Lunch will be provided.

The SIG will be convened by Dr Victoria Korzeniowska, Director of Academic Quality and Employability Services, King’s College London, QSN Deputy Chair and Keith Swanson, Director of Quality Support and Development, University of Reading, QSN Executive member.

Registration is from 10:30am. The event is from 11:00am to 15:30pm
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Academic Quality in a Data Driven Environment and Working with the Quality Code

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As we fast approach the first anniversary of the launch of the Office for Students, the new regulatory landscape continues to be both familiar and unknown, but the role of Quality Management remains critical for the assurance of standards and

Event Dates: 08/03/2019 12:00 am
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QSN EvaSys Special Interest Group – Inaugural Meeting

Free to QSN members QSN members are invited to attend the inaugural meeting of a QSN Special Interest Group (SIG) for institutions which use EvaSys software for module evaluation or are thinking of using EvaSys. The SIG is intended to provide a network for EvaSys users for discussion and mutual support and to facilitate the sharing and development of good practice

Event Dates: 14/01/2019 12:00 pm
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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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