10th July 2009, 11:22am
QAA appoints University of Lincoln student as one of first student auditors
University of Lincoln University of Lincoln student Rebecca Rock has been appointed as a student auditor for the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

Rebecca, known as Beccy, is in the process of completing a PGDE, which is due to finish in July 2011.

The QAA has been conducting a number of selection processes to appoint the first students to sit on audit panels. The agency confirmed that a large response was received from students throughout the UK, and applicants demonstrated a very high standard.

Rebecca will be a full member of the audit team, and is due to take part in an institutional audit during 2009-10. She will work alongside other institutional auditors, receiving the same training, and participating in all areas of the process.

The University of Lincoln supports the principle of students on panels for institutional audit, and was the first institution in the UK to have a student observer for its own institutional audit in March 2008.

Anne Rixom, Head of Quality, Standards and Partnerships at the University of Lincoln, said: "I would like to congratulate Beccy on this fantastic achievement. The competition was tough, but her application was of the highest standard and a credit both to Beccy and the University of Lincoln. I wish her every success in her audit work during the coming year."
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