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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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Fake Degrees, Real News

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Why would people pay for a qualification that is so clearly not valid? Paul Greatrix looks in detail at the recent series of degree mill news stories.

The post Fake Degrees, Real News appeared first on Wonkhe.

Why admissions secrets are a little off-key

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Writing in a personal capacity, Jess Moody responds to media criticism of admissions professionals, and refutes the recently-repeated rumour that your piano lessons will help you get into university.

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Borderless education – could it help to improve student experience on home turf?

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The increase in transnational education programmes presents challenges for institutions expanding their geographical boundaries, but it also gets us to think about the impact of technology on the student experience back home. Esther Wilkinson, Head of International at Jisc, discusses building quality branch campuses and the role technology has to play.

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Hearts must have courage for the changing of the WP guards

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Sean Johnson and Emma Thomas of Applied Inspiration encourage senior leaders not to lose sight of the WP ball.

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We’re all special snowflakes now

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In a long read, Jim Dickinson traces the history of the free speech debate in universities, and suggests a fresh frame for the sector to organise its thinking around.

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No platform? No worries! The case against free speech hysteria

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As a new HE minister takes charge in Westminster, Ant Bagshaw argues that there are more important things for him to talk about than free speech.

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Better research through better infrastructure

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A new report from the Royal Society showcases the range and value of UK research infrastructures. David Kernohan takes us through the issues, and highlights the need for investment in data infrastructure.

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Charity law and free speech: a cleft stick for universities?

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Andrew Rudd of the University of Exeter (and formerly the Charity Commission) explains how free speech in universities actually works currently, and how to improve it

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