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TEQSA and NUS build partnership

21 September 2017

Media Release

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has committed to building a partnership with the National Union of Students (NUS), signing a Memorandum of Understanding in Melbourne today.

As the Australian higher education sector increasingly focuses on the quality of student experience and engagement, this relationship aims to identify opportunities for increased involvement between regulator, higher education providers and students.

TEQSA chief executive Anthony McClaran said that the Memorandum of Understanding is a positive step towards ensuring the agency is listening to student voices from around the country.

“A key objective for TEQSA is to protect the interests of higher education students in Australia and the formalisation of this relationship ensures that the student voice is heard by us,” said Mr McClaran.

NUS President Sophie Johnston said that ensuring high quality, forward thinking approaches to the higher education sector is essential.

“The NUS looks forward to working with TEQSA to ensure Australia’s students have the best possible experience,” said Ms Johnston.

“Putting students at the heart of what higher education providers do is crucial to ensuring students succeed and today we took important strides toward this by affirming the relationship between TEQSA and NUS.”

Established in 1987, the NUS is Australia’s peak representative body for post-secondary school students and provides a national voice on all student related issues.

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Media enquiries

  • Raphael May, Assistant Director Communications: email raphael.may [at] teqsa.gov.au or call 0437 143 012
  • Elisabeth Tarica, Media Advisor: email elisabeth.tarica [at] teqsa.gov.au or call 0417 507 269. NOTE: Works Thursdays and Fridays.