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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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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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UK degree algorithms: the nuts and bolts of grade inflation

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What is “grade inflation”, and how can it be addressed? David Allen of UWE introduces us to the fascinating world of degree algorithms.

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Driving social mobility: a strategic business imperative, not a “nice to have”

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It’s not just universities that are interested in social mobility – Jatin Patel of major graduate recruiter KPMG outlines the steps they have taken with the Bridge Group to diversify their intake.

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Applications sought for low interest loan scheme

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£40m to be made available for carbon reduction/campus development projects.

RKE Committee – 17 May 2018

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Papers from the SFC Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee meeting held on 17 May 2018.

Accounts direction for Scotland’s colleges 2017-18

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To provide SFC’s 2017-18 accounts direction for Scotland’s colleges.

Your summer HE reading recommendations, 2018

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It’s summer reading recommendation time again, and Paul Greatrix has what may well be the only list you need.

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Too much information, not enough advice?

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Brightside’s Anand Shukla argues that – in the quest for better applicant information – we are missing out on offering advice and guidance to those considering HE.

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Thinking collaboratively for public affairs – a fresh approach to the Northern Powerhouse

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Jennifer Harrison, Head of Political Affairs at Durham University, makes the case for coordinated political engagement to advance the interests of the Northern Powerhouse agenda.

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