Membership

If you are a current QSN member and would like to update the main contact within your institution, please complete this form.

How to Join:

For all enquiries about QSN, please contact the Chair

For enquiries about membership or subscriptions, please contact the AUA Office which coordinates payments via finance@aua.ac.uk.

Please could we ask that contact is made by email in the first instance; and allow five working days for reply.

Institutional membership:

The benefits of institutional membership include:

**Please note, following the success of the 2020/21 online events, QSN has decided to run another series of webinars for the 2021/22 period. Unfortunately, QSN will not be running its Annual Conference in September 2021 as hoped, and the next face-to-face conference will be in September 2022. Further details to be announced in due course. Institutions with an Institutional Membership will have access to the webinar series for a significantly reduced price of £30 per person.**

QSN members can also purchase a “Season Ticket” at an annual cost of £495. The Season Ticket provides:

**Please note, following the success of the 2020/21 online events, QSN has decided to run another series of webinars for the 2021/22 period. Unfortunately, QSN will not be running its Annual Conference in September 2021 as hoped, and the next face-to-face conference will be in September 2022. Further details to be announced in due course. Institutions with a Season Ticket will be eligible for three free places for the first five events of the year. Bookings for any additional events across the year will be eligible for the £30 members rate.**

QSN members can also purchase a “Season Ticket Plus One” at an annual cost of £750. The Season Ticket Plus One provides:

**Please note, as QSN is not running the Annual Conference again in September, it has suspended the Season Ticket Plus One rate fur a further year. This subscription will be available again from August 2022.**

Associate Member institutions:

The benefits of associate membership include:

**Please note, following the success of the 2020/21 online events, QSN has decided to run another series of webinars for the 2021/22 period. Unfortunately, QSN will not be running its Annual Conference in September 2021 as hoped, and the next face-to-face conference will be in September 2022. Further details to be announced in due course. Institutions with an Institutional Membership will have access to the webinar series for a significantly reduced price of £30 per person.**

Non-member institutions:

Institutions which do not formally subscribe to QSN can apply to be on the mailing list, and receive information about the annual conference and other symposium events. However, they will not receive the other benefits listed above.

**Please note, following the success of the 2020/21 online events, QSN has decided to run another series of webinars for the 2021/22 period. Unfortunately, QSN will not be running its Annual Conference in September 2021 as hoped, and the next face-to-face conference will be in September 2022. Further details to be announced in due course. Institutions without a QSN membership will have access to the online events for £50 per person.**

Individual membership:

QSN has noted that there may be individuals working for other organisations within Higher Education (including, but not exclusively, OfS, QAA, Advance HE and others) who would like the opportunity to engage with the Network. Those in this category are eligible for individual membership, at an annual cost of £100.

The benefits of individual membership include:

**Please note, following the success of the 2020/21 online events, QSN has decided to run another series of webinars for the 2021/22 period. Unfortunately, QSN will not be running its Annual Conference in September 2021 as hoped, and the next face-to-face conference will be in September 2022. Further details to be announced in due course. Those colleagues with an Individual Membership will have access to the webinar series for a significantly reduced price of £30 per person.**

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Upcoming Events

QSN 2021 Webinar Series: 8 Information to Students and the CMA

  University 'scenario plans' for the 21/22 academic year are considering the implications of a ‘third wave’ or continued disruption to delivery models. QSN are running breakout sessions to provide colleagues with an opportunity to share their practice in respect of these planning exercises and their compliance with consumer legislation. Breakout groups will be

Event Dates: 15/04/2021 4:00 pm - 15/04/2021 5:15 pm
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QSN 2021 Webinar Series: 7 A comprehensive approach to survey administration: how can we improve quality and academic standards across your institution?

Over the past 12 months universities have ‘pivoted’ their approaches to student feedback and student engagement, with many embracing ‘Pulse’ surveys for both course evaluation surveys and wider assessment of issues around student sentiment and wellbeing alongside more traditional end-of-module surveys. This shift has highlighted an opportunity to adopt similar practices with academics,

Event Dates: 29/04/2021 2:00 pm - 29/04/2021 4:00 pm
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QSN 19/20 Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Consulting on Regulating Quality and Standards in Higher Education: Raising the Bar

Well we have finally done it and managed to close the year with the biggest of finales! Yes the QSN 19/20 AGM and an opportunity to reflect on QSN member institutional responses to the Office for Students (OfS) consultation on quality and standards in higher education: Raising the bar We will spend the

Event Dates: 17/12/2020 3:00 pm - 17/12/2020 5:00 pm
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QSN 2021 Webinar Series: 6 What’s Your HE Sector Network ‘Connection List’ Looking Like These Days?

This event is now closed for bookings.

    The cliché of “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” may well be one of the most annoyingly overused phrases you are likely to hear, but it could be more accurate than you think. This webinar will simply focus on facilitating opportunities for

Event Dates: 25/11/2020 3:30 pm - 25/11/2020 5:00 pm
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QSN 2021 Webinar Series: 5 Don’t Look Back in Anger as this is now the ‘New Normal’!

The emergency pivot to virtual teaching and assessment by higher education providers in March 2020 was necessitated by governments across the UK bringing in lockdown restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some institutions moving to virtual delivery ahead of formal government announcements. This webinar will focus on the quality assurance

Event Dates: 12/05/2021 3:00 pm - 12/05/2021 5:00 pm
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QSN 2021 Webinar Series: 4 How do we judge the quality of transnational provision in a Covid era?

Transnational education (TNE) is an important area for UK higher degree-awarding providers. 142 UK providers have students on TNE programmes and more than 650,000 students’ study for UK awards through transnational provision, including through open and distance learning. The Department for Education (DfE) estimates that UK higher education TNE contributes over £600

Event Dates: 18/03/2021 3:00 pm - 18/03/2021 5:00 pm
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QSN 2021 Webinar Series: 3 The changing nature of Student Feedback and Student Engagement after Covid-19

Providing swift and useful institutional insights from student feedback has always been a major challenge for quality assurance practitioners long before Covid-19 upended higher education across the four nations. The pivot to online teaching and assessment in recent months has underlined just how difficult this vital, but time-consuming, task has become. This fifth

Event Dates: 28/01/2021 3:00 pm - 28/01/2021 5:00 pm
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QSN 2021 Webinar Series: 2 Assuring the quality of online delivery

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) has become particularly relevant as the sector continues to manage its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Blended learning, online delivery and alternatives to face-to-face assessment are now all part of the 'new normal' but what are the implications of these changes for quality assurance? This webinar will focus on

Event Dates: 08/12/2020 3:00 pm - 08/12/2020 5:00 pm
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QSN 2021 Webinar Series: 1 What’s in your institutional degree classification profile these days?

*Bookings for this event are now closed*

In May 2019 the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment published a Statement of Intent proposing that every higher education provider across England produce and publish a Degree Outcomes Statement analysing their degree classification profile and articulating the results of an internal review in the context

Event Dates: 28/10/2020 3:00 pm - 28/10/2020 5:00 pm
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QSN Webinar: Still Building An Academic Regulatory Response To The Pandemic

*This event has now been moved to Wednesday July 1st from 15:30 until 17:00*

*Bookings now closed*

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, on the sector has been unprecedented. Higher Education Institutions have been quick to act in managing carefully the necessary response to the impact of Covid-19, informed by UK government and scientific advice and the

Event Dates: 01/07/2020 3:30 pm - 01/07/2020 5:00 pm
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