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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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7th Sep 2023 - 8th Sep 2023

QSN’s 16th Annual Conference - Bookings Open Soon

This year, we will be exploring how quality assurance is evolving in a world full of data and digital innovation.
QSN 16th Annual Conference: New Directions in Quality

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QSN 23/24 Webinar Series: QSN-QAA joint project on monitoring and evaluation

  Monitoring and evaluation is a constant in the quality assurance landscape as we seek to secure the academic standards of our awards and ensure our students have the best-possible learning experience. This joint project has been exploring monitoring and evaluation practices in different contexts, encompassing all four nations and different types of provider. In particular we have been interested

Event Dates: 20/06/2024 3:00 pm - 20/06/2024 4:45 pm
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QSN 17th Annual Conference:

Save the date We're pleased to inform you that QSN will be hosting its 17th Annual Conferenced 12-13th September 2024, Conference Aston, Birmingham Please note registration is not yet available

Event Dates: 12/09/2024 11:30 am - 13/09/2024 2:00 pm
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Postgraduate quality will not be taken seriously until there is a national PG taught survey

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Richard Puttock rehearses the arguments against a public annual survey of postgraduate taught students – and finds them all to be spurious when weighed against the benefits

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A manifesto for unlocking PGT potential

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Mark Bennett thinks we don’t talk enough about the advantages of postgraduate study. He suggests some policy tweaks that could unleash a higher learning revolution

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Home PGT numbers are falling and it is not clear why

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Postgraduate taught home students are valuable to society and the economy. David Kernohan wonders why there are fewer of them every year

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Taught masters degrees are one award but with many rules

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Shaun Le Boutillier and Harvey Woolf present research showing the wide variation in postgraduate taught assessment and course design across UK institutions

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Lack of diversity in professional services leadership continues to be a problem

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As part of a project on the lack of ethnic diversity in university leadership, Monika Nangia asked professional services colleagues to share their stories. Here’s what they said

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Modelling the financial impact of recruitment variation

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The OfS has been modelling the impact of various recruitment scenarios. David Kernohan built a dashboard, so now you can do it for your provider too

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Higher education postcard: Encaenia

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This week’s card from Hugh Jones’s postbag is full of gowns, hoods and hats

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Podcast: Graduate route, sector finances

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This week on the podcast the Migration Advisory Committee’s review of the Graduate route is here – how will the government respond?

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