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Student Strategic Advisory Committee Membership

Salary: N/A
Closing date: 31/07/2019

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is the independent body entrusted with monitoring and advising on academic standards and quality in UK higher education. As the scale, shape, structure and purpose of learning provision in the UK and around the world change, QAA safeguards standards and supports the improvement of quality for students - whether they study at a university or college in the UK or in any other location worldwide where courses lead to UK higher education qualifications.

 The QAA Board appoints committees to help it, and QAA, achieve its aims. They are advisory in their nature and as such do not have any formal delegated decision-making authority. Strategic Advisory Committees play a key role in advising the Board on the formulation and delivery of the QAA strategy to ensure that it takes into account the views of key stakeholder groups.

The Student Strategic Advisory Committee will meet three times per academic year. Full travel expenses will be paid in line with QAA's travel and subsistence policy.

Applications are welcome from elected sabbatical officers, registered students and students who have graduated within the last two years. Membership will last for one academic year with the option of and additional one-year renewal.

QAA want to ensure that the Student Strategic Advisory Committee represents the widest possible range of students, and are therefore particularly keen to hear from applicants who are studying or have recently completed an Access to Higher Education course, Scottish, English and Northern Irish higher education students, or student representatives from higher education in further education providers, as well as students or student representatives from private sector universities and colleges. We would also particularly welcome applications from international students studying within UK higher education and those who are undertaking a higher apprenticeship.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, you can contact Amy Spencer, Programme Coordinator on 01452 557042 or

Closing date for all applications: Thursday 31 July 2019.


One-year membership with option of renewing for one further year.

Meeting dates:

Friday 15 November 2019

Thursday 6 February 2020

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Plus induction on Thursday 14 November (this is optional, but strongly recommended)