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safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education
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Collaborative PhD

A three-year collaborative PhD, funded by King's College London and QAA, is currently being undertaken by Alex Griffiths, under the title: A Risk-Based Approach to Quality Assurance in Higher Education: An Empirical Analysis.  

Read the outputs from this research.​

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10th European Quality Assurance Forum

EQAF provides a unique platform for the higher education a​nd quality assurance. Find out more about the last event​ 'Taking stock and looking forward'.​ (opens in new window)​

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Presentations and papers

​​​​​​​2015​​​​​​​​​​​​

Zen and the art of risk assessment: What are the implications of a system of risk-based quality assurance for higher education in England? 

Dr Elizabeth Halford, Head of Research, Information and Enquiry, QAA
Alex Griffiths, PhD student, King’s College London

  • 10th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) 2015, 19-21 November, London
    Read the abstract (PDF, 504KB)
  • International Centre for University Policy Research, 30 November 2015, London 
    Read the abstract (opens in new window)
  • SRHE Annual Conference, 10 December 2015, Newport
    View the slides (PDF, 582KB)

The transition to a level playing field in English quality assurance: Does one size fit all?

Paul Hazell, Assistant Director, QAA

  • 10th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) 2015, 19-21 November, London
    Read the abstract (opens in new window)

Encouraging cultures of quality in higher education: An international perspective

Dr Elizabeth Halford, Head of Research, Information and Enquiry, QAA

  • Going Global, 2 June 2015, London
    View the slides (PDF, 354KB)​ 

Diversity and Its Discontents: An Examination of How UK Higher Education is Responding to Diversity, and the Implications for Quality Assurance

Dr Elizabeth Halford, Head of Research, Information and Enquiry, QAA
Dr Stephen Jackson, Associate Director (International), QAA
Anthony McClaran, former Chief Executive, QAA

  • ​International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education Conference, Chicago, 30 March to 3 April 2015
    View the slides (PDF, 888KB)

2014

 Changing Education - QA and the Shift from Teaching to Learning

Dr Elizabeth Halford, Head of Research, Information and Enquiry, QAA

  • 9th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) 2014, Barcelona, 12-16 November 2014
    See EURASHE website (opens in new window)

Scholarly Activity in CHE: A QAA Perspective

Dr Elizabeth Halford, Head of Research, Information and Enquiry, QAA
Ian Welch, Assistant Director, QAA

  • MEG Conference, 2 May 2014
    View the slides​​ (PDF, 155KB)