Quality in higher education in the spotlight at Leeds Beckett conference
The first annual Leeds Beckett University Quality Conference took place on Thursday 2 July at the University’s Rose Bowl.
Catriona Cunningham from The Higher Education Academy delivers her keynote
The theme of this first event was ‘Delivering Excellence in Higher Education’ and brought together senior figures in higher education quality standards with practitioners, researchers and educators from the University’s UK and transnational education partners: institutions who deliver courses which are accredited by Leeds Beckett University.
Will Naylor, Director of Quality Assurance at the Quality Assurance Agency delivers his keynote
Keynote speeches were presented by: the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA); the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), and the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Maria Kelo, Director of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education delivers her keynote
The Conference also offered workshop discussions, delivered by representatives from Leeds Beckett University, Edge Hill University, Southampton Solent University and the University of Sunderland, around: approaches to the embedding of employability within curriculum design and approval; academic standards; learning and teaching; and the use of management information to support academic quality assurance.
The day concluded with a plenary panel session and closing remarks from the keynote speakers and Professor Phil Cardew, followed by a performance from the University choir.
Last year, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) confirmed the quality of Leeds Beckett University’s courses when they carried out their Higher Education Review – the University was judged to have fully met UK standards in all four areas of assessment.