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Stephanie Stephenson

Head of Marketing and Production,
Quality Assurance Agency

Stephanie joined QAA in 2014 and is responsible for Marketing, Communications and Production. A graduate of Staffordshire University, she worked initially in sales and customer service before switching to marketing.  Since then her career has focused on further and higher education marketing, recruitment, communications and student services, working across a range of organisations including FE colleges, the LSC and the Open University. Before joining the QAA, Stephanie was Director of Student Services and Marketing for Wiltshire College.  Stephanie is a Fellow of the IDM, currently studying for a Master’s degree at Manchester Metropolitan University and a proud Mum to two recent UK graduates.

  • Assessing the development of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education and how universities can communicate quality to prospective students
  • Discussing how universities can effectively utilise educational excellence as a strategy to market courses successfully
  • Understanding the role of universities in demonstrating the options available to students in higher education
  • Evaluating the next steps of the QAA and the Office for Students in supporting widening participation and the impact on university admissions of a developing market
  • Outlining the impact of the TEF and communicating how universities can demonstrate course standards effectively