QSN 15th Annual Conference: New Directions in Quality

Thursday 15th Sep 2022 - Friday 16th Sep 2022
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15TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

NEW DIRECTIONS IN QUALITY

Event Breakdown

Day One
Day Two
Workshops
Fees

Day One – Thursday, 15 September, 2022

Time Description
12:00 Conference Registration Opens
12:30 Lunch
13:25 Welcome from the Chair and Deputy Chairs of QSN
What do we mean by Quality in 2022? Definitions and Challenges
13:30 – 14:00 Conversations about Quality

Vikki Stott, and Dr Ailsa Crum (Chief Executive and Director of Membership, Quality Enhancement & Standards, QAA)

14:00 – 14:30

What are the challenges for quality in the new era of digital education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Professor Liz Bacon (Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Abertay University)

14:30 – 15:00 Ondrej Kucerak (member of QAA Student Strategic Advisory Committee and Vice-President for Education at Aberdeen University Students’ Union) & Martha Longdon (Chair of the OfS Student Panel)
15:00 – 15:30 Jean Arnold (Director of Quality, Office for Students)

Session Title TBC

15:30 – 16:15 Refreshments

New QSN members are invited to meet members of the QSN Executive

The QSN Stand will include information about QSN mentoring opportunities.

16:15 – 16:45 Panel Discussion and Q&A
16:45 – 17:30 Workshop

Workshop sessions will be facilitated by members of the QSN Executive

19:00 Champagne Reception in Bar

James the Scribe will display the day’s scribing during the champagne reception.

19:45 Conference Dinner
After dinner reflections by QSN Chair & after dinner speech by Jim Dickinson (Wonkhe)

Day Two – Friday, 16 September, 2022

Time Description
08:30 QSN Annual General Meeting
08:55 Opening of Conference Day 2

Welcome from the Chair and Deputy Chairs of QSN

09:00 – 09:45 To be confirmed
09:45 – 10:30 The consistency myth and other apprenticeship legends and tables.

Rebecca Rhodes, University Vocation Awards Council (UVAC)

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment break and interaction with workshop outcomes in the lounge
11:00 – 11:45 Parallel facilitated workshops 1
11:45 – 12:30 Parallel facilitated workshops 2
12:30 Final Conference Plenary.
12:40 Conference closes

Workshops

Friday, 16 September, 2022

No. Workshop Title: Indicative Content
 1

Room

 

Degree Apprenticeships – experiences of monitoring and inspection visits

Workshop leads: Dr Kathryn Drury, Associate Dean: Student Experience and Quality and Fran Haygarth, Administration Manager (Quality and Governance), Edge Hill University. Liz Myatt, Apprenticeship Quality Manager, Staffordshire University

The session will run twice

In this workshop, conference delegates will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of speakers whose institution has undergone a recent Ofsted monitoring or inspection visit. There will also be an opportunity to share and discuss experiences of preparing for Ofsted visits.
 

2

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How does quality support Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the curriculum?

Workshop leads: Gaby Tobin, Quality Operations Manager, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Dr Devinder Rana-Rai, Director of Inclusive Practice and Higher Education Quality, University College Birmingham.

The session will run once

In this workshop, conference delegates will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of speakers who have made, or are making, changes to their quality processes to further support EDI in the curriculum. The workshop will consider the drivers, benefits and challenges of these changes and what QA practitioners need to be doing to support EDI.
3

Conference

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TEF

Workshop leads: Jon Renyard, University Secretary, Arts University Bournemouth

Melissa Turner, Head of Strategic Projects and Change, University of Newcastle.

The session will run twice

Depending on the outcomes of the consultation which might/might not impact the deadline for TEF submissions, this workshop will either be an opportunity to discuss submission preparations and the key elements of a TEF submission toolkit or to reflect on the experience of preparing the submission and to share the impact that the TEF is having on enhancement within providers.
4

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Monitoring and Review Special Interest Group launch meeting

Workshop leads: Kelly Hand, Edgehill University, Dr Richard Harrison, University of Cumbria and Sarah Plumeridge, University of Brighton

The session will run once

This workshop is the launch of QSN’s Monitoring and Review Special Interest Group. Future workshops will cover topical themes relating to monitoring and review.

 

The main focus of this workshop will be the new UUK Framework for Programme Reviews and how/if institutions propose to integrate this within their existing quality assurance frameworks.

5

Room

You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone – how the Quality Code’s Advice and Guidance is being used

 

Workshop Leads: Nicola Bartholomew, Ulster University; Julie Blackwell Young, Abertay University, Maureen McLaughlin, Northumbria University and Gaby Tobin, Cardiff Metropolitan University

The session will run once

Now the Quality Code is unhooked from the OfS Conditions of registration, how do you continue to utilise it to best effect in England?  How do colleagues in the rest of the UK continue to keep it relevant? If/where it is a force at all, is it still a force for good?

 

This workshop will be an exploration of how HEIs are utilising the Quality Code to support quality assurance and enhancement across the UK

6

Room

Microcredentials and Flexible Learning

Workshop lead: Dr Demelza Curnow, Lead Quality Manager QAA

QSN exec member attending: Victoria Korzeniowska, University of Winchester

The session will run twice

This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Demelza Curnow who is leading the QAA’s work on Microcredentials and Flexible Learning. As well as providing the opportunity to learn about QAA’s work in this area, the workshop will also enable conference delegates to share current practice in their institution and to learn from others involved in the development of microcredentials and flexible learning.
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Managing TNE in a post Covid World

Workshop Leads: Lee Jones, Director of Quality, Leeds Beckett University and Ian Pearson, Academic Registrar, London Metropolitan University

The session will run once

In this workshop, conference delegates will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of speakers’ experiences of managing TNE in a post Covid World.

Questions for shared discussion will include

  • What are the greatest challenges in maintaining your oversight of your partnerships in a post Covid World?
  • How have you innovated to address these challenges?
  • How will your institution be taking forward what you have learnt over the last 24 months into the 22/23 year and beyond?
  • Is your institution planning to make permanent changes to how it develops new partnerships and maintains partnerships into the future?
  • Have you modified your institutional approval and programme validation processes?

Conference Fee

Free to holders of QSN Season Ticket 2022/23 (one member per institution, see below) and QSN Season Ticket Plus One 2022/23 (two members per institution, see below)
£260 for delegates from QSN member institutions
Unsubsidised fee of £450 for representatives from institutions that have not subscribed as members of QSN
The fee includes the Conference dinner, and overnight accommodation at the conference centre for the night of Thursday, 15 September, 2022.  Places are limited so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.  Booking is not restricted to the institutional representative – a nominee can attend in his/her place.

Paying by card
If you would like to pay for your booking with a credit / debit card, please call 0161 528 0814 with your card details once you have received your invoice.

QSN Season ticket 2022/23

For an annual fee of £495, you receive:

  • Institutional membership of QSN
  • One free QSN Conference place
  • One free place at symposium (member rates for subsequent symposium delegates)
  • Three free places at Webinars during the subscription year (1st August to 31st July)

QSN Season ticket Plus One 2022/23

For an annual fee of £750, you receive:

  • Institutional membership of QSN for two institutional members
  • Two free QSN Conference places
  • Two free places at symposium (member rates for subsequent symposium delegates)
  • Six free places at Webinars during the subscription year (1st August to 31st July)

Any additional events during the year (such as extraordinary meetings to consider specific developments) will also be available at a preferential rate.  The place is allocated to the institution, and is not tied to a named individual.

Event Details

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Event Begins:
Thursday 15th Sep 2022

Event Ends:
Friday 16th Sep 2022

Event Venue

Aston Business School Conference Centre
Aston University, Aston St Birmingham, B4 7ET United Kingdom

Paying by card
If you would like to pay for your booking with a credit / debit card, please call 0161 528 0814 with your card details once you have received your invoice.

Aston University, Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET, United Kingdom

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