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Pared down and diminished: the new UK Quality Code

Pared down and diminished: the new UK Quality Code

The revised UK Quality Code for Higher Education is taking shape, with the Code’s Expectations and practices now published (link opens in a new window) following a period of consultation, and the overall impression is of a diminished role for this framework. Losing its voice The new Code has been developed by the Quality Assurance … Continue reading

The herald of a golden age

The herald of a golden age

Today (Wednesday 28th February, 2018), the incoming regulator for the sector, the Office for Students (OfS), published the regulatory framework under which the higher education sector in England will operate from 1st April onwards. In the Foreword to the document, Sir Michael Barber claims that the reforms will create the conditions under which an excellent education may … Continue reading

Finding a new chapter and verse

Finding a new chapter and verse

On 11th October 2017 a consultation on the future of the UK Quality Code was published by the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment (UKSCQA) – a new committee made-up of the UK funding bodies, UUK and GuildHE with a remit to review the baseline regulatory requirements – with a deadline for responses of 13th … Continue reading

A new model for TNE review

A new model for TNE review

In February 2017 QAA published its handbook for Transnational Education (TNE) Review, which is one part of the new quality assessment framework conceived by HEFCE with QAA winning the tender to undertake this particular area of work. TNE Review is ‘the review process through which QAA, on behalf of the funding bodies and the sector … Continue reading

TNE Review heading for the long grass

Since my post of 2nd June 2014 covering the consultation results for a proposed review method for transnational education, the announcement by HEFCE regarding future arrangements for quality assurance casts doubt on whether there will be a separate method. The consultation report concluded that TNE (Transnational Education) review and Higher Education Review (HER) should be … Continue reading