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We work collaboratively with our QAA Membership community in Northern Ireland across a range of activities specific to Northern Ireland to support our shared commitment to enhancing and enriching the learning experience of students.


Working with our partners, we seek to champion the interests of higher education with government, funders and partners, and promote partnership and sharing of good practice between providers.


In 2023-24, we are working in partnership with our members to:


  • prepare the sector for the development of a new approach to Quality Assessment in Northern Ireland
  • deliver the annual QAA Northern Ireland Enhancement Conference
  • create a QAA Northern Ireland Strategic Advisory Committee, which will advise the QAA Board
  • Engage regularly with our members and stakeholders through liaison meetings, a quarterly Northern Ireland newsletter and reporting to sector groups.

    We continue to support the active participation of students as partners in our work and in quality enhancement in Northern Ireland, seeking further ways to deepen their involvement and strengthen the student voice.


    In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, members have access to an exclusive all-inclusive QAA Membership package, which automatically includes the International Insights enhancement service, specific activities in each devolved nation and access to the UK-wide member offer. QAA is committed to supporting collaborative working between the higher education sectors in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to promote partnership and opportunities for enhancing the student experience.


    More information on QAA Membership 2023-24 in Northern Ireland is available in our brochure.


    QAA Membership 2023-24 brochure - Northern Ireland

    Publication date: 19 Apr 2023

    QAA Membership Terms and Conditions for Higher Education Providers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

    Publication date: 08 Jun 2023

    Interested in becoming a QAA Member in Northern Ireland?

    Send us an email to arrange a discussion about how QAA Membership can benefit your staff and students.

    Here’s what our members say:

    QAA Membership is highly valued by the six further and higher education colleges in Northern Ireland. It supports, underpins and enhances quality assurance processes across HE provision with a positive impact on FE.

    Karen Moore MBE, Head of Quality Enhancement, North West Regional College and Chair of the 6 Colleges Quality Forum