Claire Nixon

Deputy Director of Academic Services (Quality and Development)
Academic Section - Quality and Development
 Claire Nixon


Ask me about
  • External quality assessment and TEF
  • UK and International Partnerships
  • Degree apprenticeships


As Head of Quality and Development my remit includes academic quality and standards, academic partnerships, and the development of 'new' forms of programme such as apprenticeships. I act as the professional services contact for the QAA and for the TEF. Externally I am a member of the Executive of the UK Council of Validating Universities and a member of a UUK Working group on quality monitoring of TNE. Prior to working at Essex I had a career as a conference organiser working in public and private sector organisations, including the Royal College of General Practitioners and EMAP Communications.


  • BA (Hons) Drama and English University of Surrey (1989)

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