What does QAA walking away from being designated quality body mean for universities? David Kernohan of Wonkhe tries to make sense of it all.
The reasoning is straightforward – the work that QAA does in England, on behalf of the OfS, is no longer compliant with recognised quality standards – namely the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) as monitored by the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR).
For this reason, the QAA registration with EQAR was recently suspended – a decision that highlights international concerns about procedures in England, but has an impact in the many other nations (including Scotland and Wales) where QAA needs that EQAR registration in order to fulfil a statutory quality assurance role. To read the Wonkhe Blog click here