The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) carried out the Institutional Review of the University during the Spring Term 2013.
"The aim of Institutional review is to safeguard quality and standards in higher education in England and Northern Ireland; to help improve students' experience of higher education; and to allow us to look into public concerns about quality and standards in higher education quickly and efficiently. The new process is characterised by an intention to place current and prospective students' interests at its heart, with a commitment to clear communication with the general public." (QAA Institutional Review web pages)
The main review visit commenced on 25 February 2013 and lasted for 5 days. The QAA published its final report on 24 May 2013. Key findings were:
- Academic standards at the institution meet UK expectations for threshold standards.
- The quality of student learning opportunities at the institution meets UK expectations.
- Information about learning opportunities produced by the institution meets UK expectations.
- The enhancement of student learning opportunities at the institution is commended.
The University's Action Plan, developed in response to the report, was published on 26 July 2013.
Please contact the team with any queries.