All entries for Tuesday 27 July 2010

July 27, 2010

Consultation on External Examiner system opened

Writing about web page http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/PolicyAndResearch/PolicyAreas/QualityAssurance/HowTheSystemWorks/Pages/ExternalExaminers.aspx

A discussion paper and consultation on the UK external examining system has been launched by Universities UK and GuildHE, in collaboration with the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

The review is being conducted in response to a recommendation from HEFCE arising from the HEFCE Teaching Quality and Student Experience (TQSE) sub-committee report on HEFCE's statutory responsiblity for quality assurance (HEFCE 2009/40) and as part of a wider commitment to ensure that quality arrangements are continually reviewed and developed.

The paper and information on the consultation may be found here.


Museums Libraries and Archives Council to be wound up

Writing about web page http://www.mla.gov.uk/

The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council is one of the first casualties of the government's spending review. The Chief Executive, Roy Clare, pledges a 'smooth transition'. However, there will undoubtedly be an impact on local museums, record offices and libraries  - a sector already under severe pressure.


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