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Quality and standards

  • 27 January 2010
  • By Peter Williams and Roger Brown

Transcript of the main speeches from a HEPI-JISC seminar on Quality and Standards, held in the House of Commons on 27 January 2010.

Peter Williams, the ex-Chief Executive Officer from the Quality Assurance and Standards Agency, shared a platform with Professor Roger Brown from Liverpool Hope University to discuss the challenges facing universities, government, business and students in whether quality and standards of different degrees and qualifications should be comparable.

Chaired by Bahram Bekhradnia, director of HEPI, the subject generated discussion and debate including the need to re-examine the current classifications of degrees, the desire to meet students’ expectations of the currency of their degree, what employers are looking for graduates and how universities can measure success within with the current system.

This series of seminars was held in collaboration with JISC, who have made available a podcast interview with the two speakers.

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