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Conferences and Events

​​​​​​​​​​​​QQI regularly hosts conferences and events to engage with our stakeholders and promote quality assurance in education and training in Ireland.

On this page you will find details of upcoming events. 

For the full listing of all our corporate events, meetings and briefings, please view our corporate calendar.

National Academic Integrity Network  

Detecting and Investigating Contract Cheating Cases and Supporting Students Through the Process 


Associate Professor Cath Ellis, UNSW, Sydney, Australia 


Friday 7 May 2021 -  09:30 – 10:30  

There is now overwhelming evidence that the problem of Contract Cheating is something to which no educational institution is immune. What sets institutions apart is not whether or not they have the problem but rather how well they are dealing with it. In effect, there are two types of institutions: those with a contract cheating problem, and those with a contract cheating problem and a solution. But even institutions that are leading in the area of Contract Cheating detection are probably only identifying a small fraction of instances. 
In this webinar, Associate Professor Cath Ellis, a leading expert on contract cheating, will explore some of the competing issues around the detection and investigation of contract cheating, and ways to improve both the efficiency and efficacy of investigations that also provide care and support to students and their learning. 
To find out more about the webinar and to register, click here​
This event is taking place as part of the National Academic Integrity Network series of webinars to develop awareness of, and stimulate discussions on, issues in the field of academic integrity.  

The remote proctored exams dilemma 

9.30 – 10.30 Thursday 20 May  

Location – Microsoft Teams  

Join us on Thursday 20 May for the next National Academic Integrity Network webinar when we will be joined by Professor Philip Dawson of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) at Deakin University in Australia.    

Professor Dawson will speak about the issues and challenges raised by remote proctored exams and digital assessment.  Using concepts from assessment security, academic integrity and surveillance studies, this presentation puts remote proctoring under scrutiny and examines the evidence for and against. It offers suggestions for those who are using proctoring on how to minimize its potential harms and maximise its potential benefits. Finally, it sets out challenges for both advocates and critics of remote proctored exams on the sorts of evidence we need to make an informed decision about the use of proctoring.  

Register to attend this event here​.    
This event is taking place as part of National Academic Integrity Network series of webinars to develop awareness of, and stimulate discussions on, issues in the field of academic integrity.