Tess Winther

Consulting Fellow

Tess is experienced in student engagement and representation within the UK and internationally, especially in relation to effectiveness of stakeholder engagement within governance structures.

Tess served on the Student Experience Sub-committee at Goldsmiths, University of London where she worked to promote student interests through institutional policy developments. She also served two years on QAA’s Student Strategic Advisory Committee where she discussed UK higher education policy, spoke at nationally and internationally conferences, including keynotes on student representation and cultures of quality, as well as working on the second edition of the Higher Education Credit Framework for England.

Tess acted as the independent analyst on the QAA UK HE transnational education consultation in 2020. She has contributed to sessions on student engagement the QAA International Quality Assurance Programme, as well as facilitated workshops and training at Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology.

She’s experienced in working across national and international regulatory frameworks, standards and guidelines. Since 2019 she has researched and written Country Reports for the Accreditation and International Services at QAA, and is an International Reviewer on the QAA International Accreditation Review. She also works with Membership Services and QAA Cymru across various research projects.