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  • Could Quality Assurance Ever Truly Put Students First?

    18 November 2022 by Michael Young

    This blog was written by Professor Michael Young, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Sunderland.  Stefan Collini’s What are universities for? (2012) reserves just a few pithy paragraphs for quality assurance. This emphasis hardly reflects the sector’s experience since the advent of the Office for Students (OfS), charged it seems to destabilise England’s quality…

  • On what grounds will we see ‘boots on the ground’?

    16 June 2022 by Diana Beech

    This blog has been kindly contributed by Dr Diana Beech, Chief Executive Officer of London Higher – the representative body for more than 40 universities and higher education colleges in London. Diana was previously Policy Adviser to the last three Universities Ministers and you can follow her on Twitter @dianajbeech. On…

  • The true potential of a national student survey

    19 April 2021 by Johnny Rich

    This blog was kindly contributed by Johnny Rich, Chief Executive of the Engineering Professors’ Council, Chief Executive of outreach organisation Push and a consultant on higher education. He is writing in a personal capacity. You can find Johnny on Twitter @JohnnySRich or reach him via his website at Last…