Quality assessment in higher education

07 October 2014

Commenting on the launch of a consultation into quality assurance for UK higher education, Dr Wendy Piatt, Director General of the Russell Group of Universities, said:

We hope this consultation and tendering process presents an opportunity to review the current quality assurance regimes and embed a more risk-based, proportional approach, and we look forward to contributing to this consultation.

“Universities with a strong track record of success which have been delivering high quality education for a long time should be subject to considerably less inspection and bureaucracy than newer institutions. 

“Our universities will not flourish if they are over-regulated. Resources should be focused where problems of quality are most likely to occur.”

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