QSN 21/22 Webinar Series: 2 The Covid Legacy for Quality Assurance

Thursday 14th Oct 2021 - Thursday 14th Oct 2021
The Covid 19 pandemic prompted significant changes not only in terms of how higher education providers teach and assess but also how they quality assure their programmes. Face to face  validation events and external examiner briefings were transformed into online meetings and we have to ask ourselves if these will ever return to being face to face. Effective and transparent communication with students about how they will be taught and assessed, on the other hand, became even more important than before as providers and students grappled with new approaches, terminology and technology. In this webinar we will examine which of the changes are expected to stick in post Covid higher education and whether or not the post Covid quality assurance landscape has definitely changed.


If you would like to present a 7 -minute ‘Lightning Talk’ please contact chair@qualitystrategynetwork.org.

This webinar will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent out in the joining instructions.

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This webinar is kindly sponsored by Explorance.

Event Breakdown

QSN 21/22 Webinar Series: 2 The Covid Legacy for Quality Assurance


14:55 Login and virtual refreshments!
15:00 Welcome – Tam Milner, QSN Executive Member
15:10 Lightning talk 1 – Managing Quality Assurance remotely

Irene Bruce, Academic Quality and Standards, University of Glasgow

15:20 Lightning talk 2 –  Back to the Future

James Perkins, Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

15:30 Lighteing talk 3 – The Covid Legacy For Quality Assurance – During an Era of Disruption

Andrea Robertson-Begg, Deputy Head of Quality Assurance, University of Derby

15:40 Explorance introduction

Ian Nickson, Regional Sales Director, Explorance

15:45 – 16:40 Virtual Break-Out Rooms

Discussion group questions:

    • Remote QA
      • Have your quality processes (validation, committees) remained online or returned to face to face?
      • What’s been successful and what hasn’t?
    • Blended L&T
      • How much of your provision is online/in person/a blend – and what are the plans for the year?
      • How have you assured quality of learning and teaching?
    • Back to the Future (informing students of change)
      • How are you managing comms to students about material changes (in person/online/blend)?
      • Have you made any changes to your processes for notifying applicants/students
    • No Detriment/Safety – continuation?
      • Are you continuing with additional/special regulations to mitigate the impact of the pandemic e.g. Safety Net, No Detriment or elements
      • Or are we post pandemic in terms of regulatory amendments?
    • OfS Assessment policies
      • What do you think of the OfS report on assessment policies
      • How does your institutions tackle grammar and spelling?
      • Any plans to review your position?

One Page  Survey: https://conference.explore-blue.com/Conference/a.aspx?l=213_1_AAAAAAAABt8

16:45 – 17:00 Plenary and Close

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