Programme approval

Programme approval and monitoring arrangements including:

Quality assurance processes and procedures rules and guidance can be viewed on Quality Assurance and Enhancement web page. For additional information, please email us at foi@hw.ac.uk

Information on programme approval procedures are available.

Key outcomes of programme approval and annual programme monitoring and review process

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Assessment

Assessment procedures and summaries of reviews of their effectiveness. Information in this Category currently includes:

Our Learning and Teaching Strategy 2013-18

For additional information, please email us at foi@hw.ac.uk

Assessment procedures and policies

Quality assurance processes and procedures rules and guidance relating to:

  • Course management and monitoring
  • Evaluation of teaching
  • Student feedback
  • Guidelines for external examiners
  • Examination procedures
  • Review and analysis of student performance in modules.

Included on the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement web page.

Outcomes of programme approval and annual programme monitoring and review process

For additional information, please email us at foi@hw.ac.uk

External Examiners Reports

They can be requested by emailing us at foi@hw.ac.uk

Student satisfaction

Summary results of the University's mechanisms for measuring students' satisfaction with their higher education experience Information in this Category currently includes:

National Student Survey Results

The University has participated in the NSS since 2007. See details regarding our rankings.

PRES and ISB Survey Results

Summary results of the most recent Postgraduate Research Experience Survey and the International Student Barometer Survey. For additional information, please email us at foi@hw.ac.uk

Summary of responses to Freshers Surveys

For additional information, please email us at foi@hw.ac.uk

Summary feedback on careers services

They are evaluated by the Careers Advisory Service For additional information, please email us at foi@hw.ac.uk

Institutional Internal Reviews

Summary of the findings of the University's own internal reviews of quality and standards. Information in this Category currently includes:

Outcomes of internal academic/quality reviews

For additional information, please email us at foi@hw.ac.uk

Internal quality review processes and procedures

Information on "Internal Quality Reviews" is available from the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement web page.

Guidelines for external examiners and external examiner reports

Information available in the "Guidelines for External Examiners" from the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement web pages.

Professional accreditation of courses by external bodies

The nature and duration of accreditation by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies, including accreditation and monitoring reports. Information in this Category currently includes:

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Information on the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice is accredited by Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Procedures for Approved Learning Partners/Teachers/Tutors

Visit our Approved teachers, tutors and markers page.

Procedure for approved learning partners/teachers/tutors

A description of courses where the University acts as an external examination body or validates the examinations and qualifications of others, including "joint awards". Information in this Category currently includes:

Validation arrangements

The University has had in the past validation arrangements with three institutions. Ordinances 28 and 33 of the University relate to Edinburgh College of Art and validation of courses at Limerick Institute of Technology respectively. Regulation 32 also relates to the validation of courses at Limerick Institute of Technology. From 1989 to 1966 a validation agreement was in place with Moray House Institute of Education, now part of the University of Edinburgh.

Details of courses and degrees/other awards which were validated by the University in the past are available from us at foi@hw.ac.uk

Awards offered by the University jointly with other institutions

For additional information, please email us at foi@hw.ac.uk

Procedures for the introduction of collaborative programmes

Quality guidance and rules relating to the introduction of collaborative agreements including a link to the Quality Assurance Agency Code of Practice on Collaborative Agreements are included on the External partnerships web page.

Strategy for assuring standards and quality of distance and distributed learning programmes

Information with a link to the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) guidelines on distance learning arrangements is included on the University’s Quality Assurance and Enhancement web page.

Procedures for teachers/tutors

Visit our Approved teachers, tutors and markers page.

Guidelines for setting up international exchange programmes

They can be viewed on our International pages.

Assessments of the university's provision by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

QAA reports on the University including the report on the outcomes of the University's Enhancement-Led Institutional Review (ELIR) in Feb 2011.