AQA Support for Quality Conference 2017

AQA held its fifth Support for Quality conference on Thursday 28 September, 2017, at Te Wharewake o Pōneke on the Wellington waterfront. 

The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Enhancement’, and we were fortunate to be able to have Professor Roni Bamber, Chair of the Student Transitions Enhancement Theme Steering Group in Scotland, as our Keynote speaker.

University speakers presented how they were progressing enhancement initiatives from their Cycle 5 Self-Reviews and Dr. Pat Sandbrook, Chair of the Committee on Student Administration and Academic Services (CSAAS), presented a CSAAS enhancement initiative on course advising.  The day concluded with an excellent Student Panel providing their perspectives on quality enhancement.

The programme from this event can be found here, and presentations and photos can be found below:


Professor Roni Bamber, Keynote Speaker: The Value of Enhancement Themes

Andrew Bainbridge-Smith, University of Canterbury: Implementation of UC-wide Graduate Profile

Heather Merrick, University of Auckland: Graduate Profiles and Graduate Outcomes

Fiona Coote, Massey University: Academic Standing

Lizzie Kelly, AUT: Recognition of Student Contributions

Megan Wilson, University of Otago: Annual Monitoring of New Programmes

Sue Walbran, Victoria University of Wellington: Programme Reviews

Cassandra Jutsum, University of Waikato: Benchmarking

Paula Morrison, Lincoln University: “Konquering the Krakken” Lincoln University’s approach to the AQA Audit Report



 Professor Roni Bamber

Andrew Bainbridge-Smith

Fiona Coote

 From left: Professor Roni Bamber, Dr. Pat Sandbrook, Megan Wilson, Lizzie Kelly, Sheelagh Matear, Paula Morrison, Cassandra Jutsum, Sue Walbran, Andrew Bainbridge-Smith, Heather Merrick and Fiona Coote

 Professor Roni Bamber and Sheelagh Matear

Sheelagh Matear and Paula Morrison

Attendees at the Conference

Sheelagh Matear with the Student Panel - Jonathan Gee, Danyon Thomas, Isabella Lenihan-Ikin and Bryn Jenkins.

Andrew Bainbridge-Smith and Heather Merrick

Michèle Stanton and Jacqui Elson-Green

Cassandra Jutsum and Tea Tepora Wright