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Our Mission - To safeguard standards and improve the quality of UK higher education wherever it is delivered around the world...

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Chris Banks CBE, Chair, QAA Board of Directors

"The role of Chair of the Board is both pivotal and challenging, bringing strong leadership and strategic insight to our Board as we seek to develop QAA's role as the Designated Quality Body (DQB) for England..."

Chris Banks CBE, Chair, QAA Board of Directors

Welcome from the Chair of the Board, Chris Banks

Welcome, and thank you for expressing an interest in joining the Board of QAA.

QAA is the independent expert body entrusted with safeguarding academic standards and improving the quality of UK higher education wherever it is delivered around the world. In discharging these objects, we ensure that students get the higher education that they are entitled to expect.

We work with over 600 universities, colleges and specialist providers in the UK to promote high academic standards, quality experiences and excellent outcomes for all students of UK higher education. We have international reach, and continue to develop international partnerships which extend and enhance the reputation of our world-class higher education sector.

This is an exciting time for our organisation as we embrace and help to embed the significant regulatory reform of higher education across the UK.

The role of Chair of the Board is both pivotal and challenging, bringing strong leadership and strategic insight to our Board as we seek to develop QAA's role as the Designated Quality Body (DQB) for England under the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (HERA), and to continue to deliver services which meet the distinct needs of the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Chair of the Board will be an independent member and play a key role in the development and maintenance of the strong stakeholder relationships that are fundamental to QAA’s co-regulatory approach, and in the achievement of ambitious goals as we seek to be an organisation fit to meet the changing needs of an evolving sector at the forefront of contemporary thinking.

 We are particularly interested in attracting individuals who are committed to the mission and values of QAA and who bring the skills and experience required to play a full and active part at Board level. QAA values diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates from all sections of the community and from all professions.

You will find more information about QAA on our website.  I do hope that this microsite will be of assistance to you as you consider joining our Board at this critical and exciting time in the development of QAA.

Yours faithfully

Christopher N Banks CBE
Chair, QAA Board of Directors

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