In my view, it does not make sense to abandon a well-established system of periodic quality inspections by the Quality Assurance Agency (“Trust, or verify?”, Features, 30 July). As an international part-time research student, I would feel short-changed. In a world in which many countries struggle to set up successful quality schemes for higher education, I cannot see the point of watering down a functional and trusted quality check procedure, especially considering the competition among higher education institutions and even among countries to attract talented students worldwide.
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