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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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12th Annual Conference: A Better Quality Future - PLEASE NOTE CONFERENCE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

The transformation of the quality management landscape is proceeding with great rapidity. These changes have radically altered the quality world and our conference will provide sessions that will support us in engaging with all of them. To help set the scene and spark discussions, we will be joined by Gordon McKenzie, GuildHE CEO, and Ant Bagshaw and Sue Rivers from Wonkhe.

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Universities in song: not a happy tune

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Paul Greatrix examines the lyrics of songs that refer to higher education. There’s not many that talk about the sector in positive terms.

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What prospect researchers really do

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Some parts of the press paint prospect research as a suspicious business. But – as Madeleine Harwood explains – it’s just a way to get the most value from fundraising campaigns, and to match donors with causes they have an interest in.

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Wonkhe and UPP Foundation to launch new higher education podcast

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Wonkhe and the UPP Foundation are delighted to announce that we are working together in the development of a new podcast series on higher education. A pilot will go live in December with a 12 episode season planned for early 2018. The podcast series will delve into current policy and politics around HE, it will… read more

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Fairness, parity, clarity: a new social contract for Scottish students

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The independent review of student support in Scotland makes some eye-catching recommendations at HE and FE levels. Wonkhe’s David Kernohan and Arthi Nachiappan go through the detail.

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Scotland the green

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Scottish colleges and universities win big at Green Gown Awards.

Is there really a record number of disadvantaged students in HE?

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Is it accurate for Johnson to keep repeating that there are record number of disadvantaged students in HE? Mark Leach reviews the latest evidence.

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Validation arrangements continue to be risky business

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In the wake of a BBC investigation, Catherine Boyd and David Kernohan look at the way validation and franchise arrangements are currently managed and how they will work in the future.

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The big Budget choices that the Chancellor faces

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Gordon McKenzie, CEO of GuildHE and former civil servant remembers what Budget week is like inside a government department – and details the difficult conversations that the Chancellor will be having this week.

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