Mapping of Institutional Policies to the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) UK Quality Code

The QAA Quality Code sets out fundamental principles that should apply to higher education quality across the UK. The Quality Code is split into 12 sections and is based on a number of elements that together provide a reference point for effective quality assurance and enhancement. These include expectations for quality and standards, as well as core and common practices. These elements join together to create a framework from which Higher Education providers can base their quality management mechanisms.

It is important that the University ensures that it meets the expectations and practices of the Quality Code and, as such, undertakes to map its policies and procedures to the Code.

This mapping is a living document which is kept up to date as policies are reviewed and developed. Mapping of University policy and procedures to the Quality Code is an important supporting document considered as part of Enhancement-led Institutional Review.

Section 1: Admissions, Recruitment and Widening Access

Advice & Guidance

Section 2: Assessment

Advice & Guidance

Section 3: Concerns, Complaints, and Appeals

Advice & Guidance

Section 4: Course Design and Development

Advice & Guidance

Section 5: Enabling Student Achievment

Advice & Guidance

Section 6: External Expertise

Advice & Guidance

Section 7: Learning and Teaching

Advice & Guidance

Section 8: Monitoring and Evaluation

Advice & Guidance

Section 9: Partnerships

Advice & Guidance

Section 10: Research Degrees

Advice & Guidance

Section 11: Student Engagement

Advice & Guidance

Section 12: Work-based Learning

Advice & Guidance

 

In mapping to the Code, the Guiding Principles (available in the Advice and Guidance documentation on the QAA website) have been used as the reference point. Alongside contextual information, supporting documentation has been provided.

This may take the form of webpages, policy documents, sections of the Academic Quality Handbook (AQH), regulations, guidance information or similar kinds of documentation. The contextual information outlines the current practices and the methods of achieving each guiding principle, while the supporting documentation is provided as evidence to back these up.