The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), on behalf of the Scottish Funding Council, undertakes two forms of external review of the University: Enhancement-Led Institutional Review (ELIR) and Overseas Audits.
In common with all Scottish HEIs, every five years the QAA conducts an Enhancement-Led Institutional Review of the University's management of its processes for improving the student learning experience, monitoring and review, and strategic approach to quality enhancement. The review incorporates all of the University's provision, both UK and international.
In addition, the QAA also conducts Overseas Audits of higher education provided internationally by UK HEIs. The QAA adopts a "country-specific" framework for Overseas Audits, and the University's provision will be audited if it has a Learning Partner in the country in question.
If you have any queries regarding ELIR please contact Dr Maggie King, Academic Registry, on M.King@hw.ac.uk or +44 (0)131 451 3728.
If you have any queries on overseas audits please contact Michele Stenhouse, Academic Registry, on M.R.Stenhouse@hw.ac.uk or +44 (0)131 451 4016.
Heriot-Watt University is committed to maintaining its standards and continually enhancing its quality in all areas.