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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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How do you work out future skills needs?

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The skills forecasting landscape is a complex one, with a range of national, regional and sectoral approaches. Charlynne Pullen walks us through it

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Skills England will be a very big deal

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James Coe and David Kernohan run through what we know and what we can guess about the new post-compulsory arms length body

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The future of the LLE under Labour

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There are several compelling reasons why the new government might want to rethink the Lifelong Learning Entitlement. Michael Salmon goes over the politics and the policy

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How to grow universities’ policy engagement functions

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Universities require enduring support from senior leadership to maximise the contribution of research to public policy, argues Jonathan Breckon

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Higher education postcard: De Montfort University

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This week’s card from Hugh Jones’ postbag brings medieval matters in a modern context

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Podcast: New Parliament, NSSmas, academic support

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This week on the podcast the new government is shaping up – we check if it’s ship shape

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There’s now a different class of politician

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Gareth Smith argues that universities must become integral to all five missions of the new government

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Let’s stop talking about disruptive research

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Gavin Miller explains why the idea of “disruption” shouldn’t be carelessly tossed about as a marker of research quality

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