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BISA and PSA members appointed to advisory group for the QAA benchmark review

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The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has announced the membership of the 2022 advisory group for Politics and International Relations, and we are pleased to see the panel comprises a number of Political Studies Association (PSA) and BISA members.

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 and are reviewed on a cyclical basis to ensure they are as useful as possible for discipline communities.

We are grateful to all those colleagues who put themselves forward for consideration and thank those selected for their time and dedication to our discipline:

The advisory group:

  • Professor John Craig (Chair), Leeds Beckett University
  • Dr Ross Bellaby (Deputy Chair), University of Sheffield
  • Professor Alasdair Blair, De Montfort University
  • Steven Curtis, London Metropolitan University
  • Patrick English, YouGov
  • Dr Jasmine K Gani, St Andrews University
  • Dr Rose Gann, Nottingham Trent University
  • Dr Victoria Honeyman, University of Leeds
  • Dr Jamie Johnson, University of Leicester
  • Dr Manjeet Kaur Ramgotra, SOAS, University of London
  • Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, Loughborough University
  • Dr Ekaterina Kolpinskaya, University of Exeter
  • Dr Jennifer Mathers, Aberystwyth University
  • Dr Jonathan Parker, Keele University
  • Professor Andrew Russell, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Thomas Scotto, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Alison Statham, De Montfort University
  • Professor Claire Sutherland, Northumbria University

Advisory Panel Chair, Professor John Craig said:

“It is an honour to be able to work with such a great team of colleagues from across the disciplines of Politics and International Relations. Their experience and insights will help ensure that we can build on the great work done by previous review teams”.
John Craig

Advisory Panel, Deputy-Chair, Dr Ross Bellaby added:

“I am really excited to be working with colleagues from across Higher Education to shape and develop the future for Politics and International Relations and for our students.”
Ross Bellaby

The final Subject Benchmark Statement for Politics and International Relations will be published in 2023 following the completion of the review and consultation process.

Find out more about the panel on the QAA website.