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Call for submissions: HEFCW-funded QAA Welsh Integrity and Assessment Network Symposium event

Date: March 22 - 2023

QAA has today opened a call for proposals for the upcoming HEFCW-funded QAA Welsh Integrity and Assessment Network (WIAN) Symposium Event. The event will be hosted online by QAA in partnership with the WIAN on Friday 9 June 2023, between 9.00 and 17.00 BST. Registration is available on the event booking site

In August 2021, Wales was the first UK nation to have full commitment to the QAA Academic Integrity Charter. In September 2021, through grant arrangements with HEFCW, the Welsh Integrity and Assessment Network was established to build on this commitment. The Network is chaired by Professor Michael Draper (Swansea University) and Dr Mike Reddy (University of South Wales) who are also members of the UK Academic Integrity Advisory Group. It is representative of staff and students from all regulated higher education providers in Wales, which includes the nine universities and two further education colleges, and NUS Wales. The Network is committed to promoting academic integrity, combating academic misconduct, and promoting authentic and inclusive assessment practice.

The event on Friday 9 June is going to build on the themes of the Charter and the Network and have a focus on the growing interest in artificial intelligence tools and the potential opportunities and challenges for assessment.

Professor Draper and Dr Reddy said: ‘The WIAN is about promoting academic integrity and embedding authentic practice across the higher education sector in Wales. This event is an opportunity for academics, students, quality staff and beyond to come together and discuss and share practice on some of the current challenges and innovative practice in this space. We welcome proposals from staff and students across the UK.’

Information about submitting a proposal and the relevant form can be found via our online survey and will close on 17 April at 12.00. Proposals from higher education providers across the UK, and internationally, are welcome.

The Network are also seeking additional assessors to support with identifying proposals that will be taken forward to the event. All information is available via our online survey which will close on 3 April at 17.00.

Proposals are welcome in English or Welsh.