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  • New Quality Assessment Framework for higher education in Wales launched
  • Date:  13 April 2018
  • The new Quality Assessment Framework for higher education (HE) in Wales, which assures HEFCW of the quality of education at HE providers, has been published.

    The framework, updated to take account of HEFCW’s new regulatory powers, has been in development since 2016.

    Professor Helen Marshall, Chair of HEFCW’s Quality Assessment Committee and Council Member, said: “The new framework provides a robust model for quality assessment, in line with the quality systems in the other UK nations. It will ensure that higher education in Wales continues to be of the highest quality, and that HEFCW can take swift and appropriate action where issues arise.

    “With student partnership at the core of the framework, we are confident that the framework will protect the interests of learners. The voices of students will be heard throughout the quality assurance processes, and I am grateful for the input of NUS Wales in developing the framework.”

    Further guidance will become available later this year.

    Quality Assessment Framework for Wales

  • HEFCW’s Quality Assessment Committee: Vacancies for Members
  • Date:  14 March 2018
  • HEFCW is seeking candidates for the appointment of a Member to Quality Assessment Committee (QAC).

    Members must have experience of, or have shown capacity in, the provision of higher education including overseeing quality assurance and enhancement of provision. You should not be employed by or sit on the governing body of any current provider of higher education in Wales, or have done so within the last three years.

    We are keen to ensure that a range of providers of higher education are represented on the Committee, so therefore also welcome individuals with experience of higher education in further education, and/or alternative providers.

    The Committee meets two or three times a year.

    The next meeting will be on 28 June 2018 in Bedwas, Caerphilly at 1:00pm. If you are applying for this vacancy, please hold this date in your diary.

    QAC Members receive no remuneration. However, HEFCW will reimburse you for all reasonable and properly documented expenses you incur in the performance of your duties, in accordance with our travel and subsistence procedures.

    The appointment will be for an initial term of up to three years unless terminated earlier by either party, with the possibility of re-appointment for a further term.

    This is a statutory committee of HEFCW’s Council, under the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015, and as such, acts in an advisory capacity.

    We welcome applications in Welsh and English.

    Applications should be submitted electronically to Dr Cliona O’Neill, to arrive no later than 20 April 2018.

    More information

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