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Course quality measures ‘dictated’ to universities

Conference raises concerns over course quality measures and potential post-qualification applications

Universities have allowed judgements on course quality to be “dictated” to them over the last 20 years, a conference has heard.

Speaking at the Independent Higher Education 2020 Policy Live conference on 27 October, chair of the independent BPP University, Aaron Porter, said that while there are “pockets within institutions where quality is not great”, if universities “can’t articulate what high quality looks like” it “will be dictated to us, and frankly that’s really been the lesson of the last 20 years”.

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