Liverpool Hope commended by Quality Assurance AgencyMonday 29 February 2016
The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has commended Liverpool Hope for the way it enhances student learning opportunities, and identified a number of areas of good practice at the university following the University's Higher Education Review visit.
The QAA report also highlighted a number of areas where Liverpool Hope is an example of good practice. These include early engagement with internal and external stakeholders during the design and approval of programmes; the integration of student support services with the academic provision to enhance students' engagement with their studies and the University's strategic approach to supporting staff development to enhance learning and teaching practices.
The QAA is responsible for safeguarding the quality and standards of higher education in the UK. They carry out reviews of all universities and colleges once every 5 years, assessing against the UK Quality Code for Higher Education. The reviewers look at topics such as admissions, student support, learning and teaching, academic standards and working in partnership.
Professor Gerald Pillay, Vice Chancellor and Rector of Liverpool Hope University said: “The University is delighted to receive such an affirming Report from the QAA. The report recognises our robust approach to quality assurance and to enhancement as is evidenced by the several points of good practice highlighted in the Report. We are especially encouraged by the commendations the University has received for our work to enhance students' learning opportunities and for various initiatives in learning and teaching and support for students.”
A successful review means that the University can display the QAA Quality Mark, indicating to UK and international students that the University meets national requirements for academic standards and quality.