Finding the answer to whether it is possible to establish comparable quality and standards across the UK’s education system was the topic for debate this week at a Jisc sponsored Higher Education Policy Institute’s (HEPI) Westminster breakfast briefing.
Peter Williams, the ex-Chief Executive Officer from the Quality Assurance and Standards Agency, shared a platform with Professor Roger Brown from Liverpool Hope University to discuss the challenges facing universities, government, business and students in whether quality and standards of different degrees and qualifications should be comparable.
Chaired by Bahram Bekhradnia director at HEPI, the subject generated discussion and debate including the need to re-examine the current classifications of degrees, the desire to meet students’ expectations of the currency of their degree, what employers are looking for graduates and how universities can measure success within with the current system.
In this podcast Jisc spoke with HEPI and the panel members to highlight the main points from the seminar.
Read more about HEPI
Read the transcription of the briefing
Listen to the podcast (Duration 10:33)