NCUB and QAA announce partnership

NCUB and QAA announce partnership

The National Centre for Universities and Business and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) are delighted to publish today a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to set out the framework for shared working. 



The MOU sets out how the two organisations will work together to support better collaboration between business and higher education.  It demonstrates an intent to work collaboratively on areas of shared working, and to advance joint activity in relation to talent and skills, and the development of resources.

NCUB and QAA intend to develop resources to support engagement between business and higher education, such as publishing and promoting case studies and other relevant materials and guidance.  The MOU will also lead to joint working with other higher education organisations to host events enabling interaction between those who work at the interface of business and teaching and learning.

Commenting on the MOU, Dr David Docherty, Chief Executive of NCUB said: 

‘Ensuring that our respective organisations are aligned as we advance our work in relation to talent, skills and better engagement between higher education and business is an important step forward. On placements in particular, we can work together to better understand what constitutes a quality placement and good practice.’

Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive of QAA added: 

‘This agreement is part of a significant increase in QAA’s engagement with employers.  We want to help develop and strengthen the contribution of employers to the academic quality and standards of UK higher education.  Ultimately both organisations want to help enhance students’ experiences and help make them more employable; I am sure that in working jointly we will be better able to achieve this.’

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