Assessing quality of Higher Education evidence continues
26 November 2015
The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee takes evidence from staff and student representatives, sector representatives and a panel on using metrics to assess quality for its inquiry on assessing the quality of Higher Education.
- Watch Parliament TV: Assessing the quality of Higher Education
- Inquiry: Assessing the quality of Higher Education
- Business, Innovation and Skills Committee
Tuesday 1 December 2015, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster
At 9.15 am
- Megan Dunn, President, National Union of Students
- Sally Hunt, General Secretary, University and College Union
- Professor Jon Scott, Pro Vice Chancellor (Student Experience), University of Leicester
- Stuart Cannell, Student reviewer with the Quality Assurance Agency QAA
- Professor James Wilsdon, University of Sussex
- Matt Hiely-Rayner, Head of Planning, Kingston University
- John Gill, Editor, Times Higher Education
- Nicki Horseman, Lead HE Data Analyst, Times Higher Education
- Professor Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor, University of Winchester and Chair of GuildHE
- Professor Dave Phoenix, Vice Chancellor of London South Bank University and Chair of million
- John Widdowson, Principal of New College Durham and President of the Association of Colleges
- Professor David Maguire, Vice Chancellor of the University of Greenwich (on behalf of University Alliance)
- Professor David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham (on behalf of the Russell Group)
On launching the inquiry Iain Wright MP, Chair of the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee said:
"Ministers say they want to develop new incentives to improve teaching quality, tackling what the Government sees as patchiness in provision. The Government faces a number of challenges in seeking to introduce a new Teaching Excellence Framework – not least the challenging timescale it has set – and the Committee will be involved in looking at how this policy area develops from an early stage.
As a Committee, we want to scrutinise the Government's plans for assessing quality in Higher Education, making sure that any new mechanism is effective and works to strengthen the UK's world-leading university brand."