Student Members of QAA Committees

Gloucester, England, gb
Company: The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
Category: Management Occupations
Published on 2021-07-26 18:10:26

QAA is the independent body entrusted with monitoring and advising on academic standards and quality in UK higher education. As the scale, shape, structure and purpose of learning provision in the UK and around the world change, QAA safeguards standards and supports the improvement of quality for students - whether they study at a university or college in the UK, or in any other location worldwide where courses lead to UK higher education qualifications.

This is an exciting time for our organisation as we embrace the significant regulatory reform of higher education across the UK and as the legislative context of our operations transforms.

The QAA Board appoints committees to help it, and QAA, achieve its Strategic Aims. QAA is currently seeking to appoint student members to two committees.

  • Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers (ACDAP)
  • We are looking to appoint one student member to join this Committee. See the recruitment pack below for further information. Meetings are held online four to six times a year, with one annual meeting held in London (subject to government guidelines on travel).

  • Student Strategic Advisory Committee (SSAC)
  • We are looking to appoint up to eight new members of the SSAC to replace our retiring members. See the recruitment pack below for further information, including meeting dates for 2021-22. The Committee meets three times per year and meetings will be held online for academic year 2021-22.

    Term of office

    The term of office for successful candidates will commence in Autumn 2021. Student members are appointed by the QAA Board for a term of one year, with the option to renew for an additional year (two years maximum term). Candidates who are successful in their application to join ACDAP will be invited to join the SSAC as the ACDAP representative.

    How to apply

    Applications are welcome from elected sabbatical officers, registered students and students who have graduated within the last two years, and students’ union or representative body staff members. This is an opportunity to contribute to the development of the UK higher education sector, and to gain valuable experience in a non-executive, advisory capacity.

    To apply for either role, please follow complete the online application form. A MS Word version of the form is available below to help you prepare your application.

    Closing date for all applications is midnight on Sunday 8 August 2021 .Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks with details of the next stage of appointment.

    Contact us

    If you would like an informal conversation, or have any questions about either role, please contact Amy Spencer, Quality and Standards Development Officer at QAA: studentengagement@qaa.ac.uk

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