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Higher Education and Research Act 2017

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24Quality Assessment Committee

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(1)The OfS must establish a committee called the “Quality Assessment Committee”.

(2)The Committee has—

(a)the function of giving the OfS advice on the exercise of its functions under section 23, and

(b)such other functions that the OfS may confer on it.

(3)While a body is designated under Schedule 4 to perform the OfS’s functions under section 23, the Committee also has the function of giving to the OfS advice on the exercise by the designated body of those functions.

(4)The majority of the members of the Committee must be individuals who appear to the OfS to have experience of providing higher education on behalf of an English higher education provider or being responsible for the provision of higher education by such a provider.

(5)In appointing members of the Committee who meet those criteria, the OfS must have regard to the desirability of their being currently engaged at the time of their appointment in the provision of higher education or in being responsible for such provision.

(6)The majority of the members of the Committee must be individuals who are not members of the OfS.

(7)Schedule 1 applies to the Quality Assessment Committee as it applies to committees established under paragraph 8 of that Schedule.

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