The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (External organisation)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel


Appointed to QAA advisory group for Geography Subject Benchmark review.

QAA is pleased to announce that it has confirmed and published the membership of the new Subject Benchmark Statement (SBS) review advisory groups.

Subject Benchmark Statements describe the nature of study and the academic standards expected of graduates in specific subject areas. They show what graduates might reasonably be expected to know, do and understand at the end of their studies. They are used as reference points in the design, delivery and review of academic programmes.

QAA leads the development of the Subject Benchmark Statements and reviews them on a cyclical basis to ensure they are useful as possible for discipline communities. To ensure that the SBS reviews take into account a diverse and broad spectrum of intelligence, opinion and experience on the subject areas considered, each subject area under review has its own advisory group, comprising of members of the academic community, employers, professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRBs) and students.

From this year onwards, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), enterprise and entrepreneurship, and accessibility for disabled students will be considered within the remit of the SBS reviews.
Period01 Apr 202130 Mar 2022
Held atThe Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational