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1 Jessica Olley The UK Higher Education (HE) Europe Unit

2 Session outline UK HE Europe Unit Universities in the UK The UK and the Bologna Process Outcomes of Bologna Process ministerial summit, London, May 2007

3 UK HE Europe Unit Funders Universities UK HE Funding Councils for England, Scotland and Wales GuildHE Quality Assurance Agency

4 Three objectives To raise awareness / a central observatory To coordinate UK involvement in European debates To lobby on behalf of UK higher education on European issues

5 Universities in the UK

6 Self-governing and independent Diverse sector: size, mission, subject mix and history

7 Mission groupings l Russell Group l Campaigning for Mainstream Universities l 1994 Group l University Alliance

8 Other groupings and allegiances l Non-aligned universities l Regional groupings l National groupings

9 The UK and the Bologna Process - Europe Unit role - Three cycle structure - Quality assurance arrangements - National qualifications frameworks - Widening participation

10 UK and the Bologna Process l Diploma Supplement l Credit systems l UK qualifications l Opportunities and influencing

11 London ministerial summit, May 2007 Consolidation of existing reforms Staff and student mobility Portability of grants and loans The external dimension Doctoral level qualifications European Register of Quality Assurance Agencies The future of the Process

12 More information On the UK higher education: /1999/99_02.htm /1999/99_02.htm On UK European activity:

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