Since its implementation in 2003, Scotland’s enhancement approach to quality has become established as an example of good practice for innovation in the enhancement of the student experience. International colleagues have drawn on learning shared through Enhancement Themes, international enhancement conferences and other enhancement activities to embed enhancement within their HE quality arrangements. This QAA Scotland session will explore how lessons learned from Scotland’s enhancement approach to quality have been used to implement and embed quality enhancement in international HE sectors and how we can learn from the experiences of their panellists. Confirmed panellists: Professor Diane Grayson, Senior Director: Academic Affairs, University of the Witswatersand, Johannesburg Dr Padraig Walsh, Chief Executive of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Dr Andrée Sursock, Chair of the Quality Board for Icelandic Higher Education The first of our virtual panels was extremely popular and proved an excellent forum for discussion from colleagues across the UK and further afield. To join this new not-to-be-missed session and have the opportunity to contribute to the discussion complete your registration now.
As the UK enters recession workers, organisations and the Government are facing great uncertainty in 2023. Inflation is still in double digits and is outpacing wage growth – with those in the public sector hit hardest. Vacancies are still at over a million, and economic inactivity is still higher than at pre-pandemic levels. Strikes are continuing to hit the headlines, with no end in sight for pay disputes. With the Bank of England forecasting unemployment will rise as the recession hits businesses and families, what can decision makers in Whitehall and across the UK do to support people through the tough economic circumstances? Join this free, online webinar from the Work Foundation with a panel of experts to review the labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics and what this means for workers, businesses and communities. Speakers to be announced soon.
20 February 2023: Three one-day, hybrid modules and two Action Learning Sets focused on tackling the under-representation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic leaders in UK higher education institutions. The programme comprises three one-day online workshops, two facilitated online action learning sets and access to online resources as part of the programme. Module one: Leadership, ‘Black, Asian and minority ethnic leadership’ and lessons from the labyrinth Module two: Leadership, power and influence: changing the game Module three (Action learning set): Speaking actions into existence Module four: Leadership tomorrow: vision, voice and visibility Module five (Action learning set): Speaking actions into existence.
Engagement, coordination, governance and leadership, access and transition through university and into work, this Westminster HE Forum conference will bring together government, regulators and stakeholders to examine the priorities for supporting disabled students in Higher Education. It comes as the Disabled Students’ Commission consults on a new Disabled Students Commitment for the higher education sector, and will be a timely opportunity to assess the consultation response and outcomes expected in early 2023. Delegates will consider the positioning of disabled students and the wider equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) agenda in governance structures, as well as governance roles and responsibilities, and priorities for university leaders in championing and managing strategies, policies and implementation. There will be discussion on the coordination of services and support across student contact points, and how providers can embed monitoring, self-assessment and accountability into delivery plans. The conference will also be an opportunity to consider what is needed to support disabled students through the cost of living crisis, with discussion on student well-being and the priorities for both provider funding and the Disabled Students’ Allowance. Further areas for discussion include: transition: easing and improving the journey to higher education welfare: improving student life on campus and increasing awareness of available support working towards equality: narrowing attainment gaps and embedding inclusivity into curricula and assessment life after university: supporting graduate outcomes and the transition into work. Speakers include: Professor Geoff Layer, Chair, Disabled Students’ Commission Senior speaker confirmed from the Department for Education Elia Chitwa, Disabled Students’ Officer, Cambridge Students’ Union Dr Gabriel Cavalli, Queen Mary University of London; Christopher McFarland, Sinclairslaw; Nicola Turner, UCAS; Hannah Wilson, University of Birmingham.
Matt Griffin, Programmes and Communications Officer, Causeway Education
Will Kelly, 'Opening the Doors Conference' Coordinator, University of Winchester
Catherine Fenwick, Director, Aimhigher London