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QAA welcomes new members to its Student Strategic Advisory Committee

Date: October 18 - 2023

QAA is delighted to welcome eight new members to its Student Strategic Advisory Committee (SSAC), following their appointment by the QAA Board.

SSAC is a key pillar of QAA’s student engagement work and reports directly to the QAA Board through two student co-chairs who also serve as QAA student board members. SSAC members are recruited annually and can serve a maximum of two terms.

The newly appointed members of SSAC are:

  • Charlotte Baker, University of Winchester
  • Emily Bastable, University of Southampton
  • Dola Dada, University of Sunderland
  • Grace Duffy, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Sam Maccallum, University of Edinburgh
  • Oscar Minto, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Nerius Shah, Northumbria University
  • Sofia Soberon, University of South Wales

They will join these existing members:

  • Chloe Field, QAA Student Board Member (Co-chair)
  • Xenia Levantis, QAA Student Board Member (Co-chair)
  • Lucy Adams, Leeds Beckett University
  • Liam Brady, University of Glasgow
  • Kathryn Cribbin, Manchester Met University
  • Cali Jakes, Lancaster University
  • Alam Mahbubul, Nottingham Trent University
  • Stella Maris, University of St Andrews
  • Jack Medlin, Keele University
  • Conor Naughton, Nottingham Trent University
  • Zoe Newth, Bath Spa University
  • Ellis Thomas, University of South Wales

Two further vacancies are actively being recruited for - one to offer the perspective of the further education sector and another Welsh representative to complement the members from the University of South Wales. For more information about this, please email  

QAA’s Chief Executive, Vicki Stott, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome these new members to our Student Strategic Advisory Committee, where their perspectives will be essential to informing QAA’s work. I look forward to working with them as we continue to help ensure students across the UK receive the highest quality of education.’

You can view further information on the Student Strategic Advisory Committee and its members on the QAA website.