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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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The taxpayer and businesses will demand more from universities

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Dani Payne argues that universities should prepare for less autonomy in exchange for a more secure future

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How not to respond to Labour’s securonomics agenda

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Public First and Wonkhe recently brought together university vice chancellors, policy wonks, and defence experts to discuss securonomics. Jess Lister and James Coe discuss the economic policy PR problem

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Higher education in general election manifestos – the 1990s

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By the end of the eighties the architecture of HE as we know it was in place – but not the funding. Debbie McVitty hunts for solutions in the manifestos of Major, Kinnock, Blair, and Ashdown

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The cost of living is an access risk

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A new London Higher report finds further evidence that the cost of living crisis is driving educational inequality, through its impact on access. Richard Boffey seeks political will from the new government to match the resolve of the sector

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Threats to foundation years should worry us all

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The election has offered classroom-based foundation years a stay of execution. Sarah Hale and Stephen Leech wonder how long it will last

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What might a major review from Labour consider?

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Is a major review of higher education funding on the way? What might the scope and parameters need to be? Alistair Jarvis asks the questions

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Civic participation should be central to the student experience

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The snap election has reignited the debate about the political disengagement of young people. Andy Mycock explores the role that higher education should play in shaping the citizens of tomorrow.

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Reduced student engagement isn’t just about prioritising part-time employment

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A collapse in on-campus engagement is often blamed on online lectures or part-time work. Sunday Blake follows up on belonging research with Pearson to find out what’s really driving them away

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