Liverpool Hope highlighted by Quality Assurance AgencyWednesday 25 May 2016
Liverpool Hope has been featured in The Quality Assurance Agency’s (QAA) latest publication “Good Practice in Higher Education Review: A Collection of Case Studies.”
Liverpool Hope was one of thirteen UK higher education institutions whose work the QAA has chosen to highlight.
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. In February, the QAA commended the University for the way it enhances student learning opportunities, and identified a number of areas of good practice.
In this latest publication, the QAA focused on Liverpool Hope’s Communities of Practice initiative.
The QAA highlighted how the network “has resulted in conversations between unlikely groups of people, addressing University-wide issues from different perspectives. It has been particularly effective in bringing about improvements in the areas of educational technology and the student experience, through staff-student collaboration.”
Dr Elizabeth Halford, Head of Research and Intelligence at QAA said: “We gather a great deal of information about what’s working well and how students’ education is being improved. Sharing details of good practice enables other institutions to try out similar ideas.”