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Quality Matters 2012 

Quality-Matters-2012-logoQuality Matters 2012 was held in Birmingham on Tuesday 9 October 2012. Aimed at elected students and students' union staff, over 100 attended the conference.

The day delivered a number of debates, panel discussions and workshops - from empowering course representatives to discussing whether NSS was an accurate measure of quality.

Highlights of the day included keynote speeches from Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive of QAA, and Rachel Wenstone, Vice President Higher Education at NUS UK.

We also had a surprise visitor in the shape of Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science. Anthony McClaran chaired a Q&A session between the Minister and the students in the audience.

The 120 conference delegates generated lots of activity on the Quality Matters hashtag - #QM12 - resulting in it being one of the top UK trends on the day.

To see how the day unfolded, check out Quality Matters 2012 on Storify.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for our next student conference, Quality Still Matters, next year.


If you would like to see photos from the day, they can be found on our Facebook page.

Tweets from the day

'Getting some amazing ideas from #QM12 @DSUReps let's go!'

'This session on the QAA Quality Code is excellent #qm12'

'Great discussions about the new Student Advisory Board. My application will be in tomorrow! #qm12'

'Excited to find out who the mystery guest speaker is... #QM12'

'Looks like the QAA's Quality Matters annual conference #QM12 has been amazing so far today!'

'As if David Willets has just walked in to #QM12'

'Had a great day at #QM12 definitely applying to be on the advisory board! See you at the next event' 

'@QAATweets Thanks for a really insightful and memorable day! Got loads of interesting material to take back to @TeessideUni #QM12'

Resources from the day

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