Cardiff Metropolitan University: Institutional Review (Hybrid Model) May 2014
The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the independent body entrusted with monitoring and advising on standards and quality in UK higher education, has confirmed that the academic standards and quality of provision at Cardiff Metropolitan University meet UK expectations.
The QAA reviewers visited Cardiff Metropolitan University and a sample of its collaborative partners in April and May 2014 and judged that academic standards, the quality of student learning opportunities, the quality of information about learning opportunities and the enhancement of student learning opportunities all meet UK expectations. The QAA's Institutional Review Report and the University's Action Plan in response to the report can be accessed at the following links:
Cardiff Metropolitan University Institutional Review Report
Cardiff Metropolitan University Action Plan – Term 3 Update
The report identifies areas of good practice across the University, which are:
- The work of the Learning and Teaching Development Unit in providing a comprehensive range of opportunities and resources for enhancement of learning and teaching.
- The Students' Union's engagement with students in collaborative partnerships to enhance the quality of representation.
- The Your Career online learning object, which supplies careers advice and a flexible learning instrument for careers development modules.
The Report makes recommendations to the University, which are:
By January 2015
By March 2015
Cardiff Metropolitan University Action Plan
In consultation with staff and Students' Union Executive Officers, the University has produced an action plan demonstrating how it will address the above recommendations and further develop its areas of good practice. The University will be expected to review and update this annually until all actions are complete. The QAA will carry out a mid-cycle review in 2017 when progress in implementing the action plan will be discussed.
The University is next scheduled for a QAA Higher Education Review (Wales) in 2020.
Important Information for External Examiners
Our External Examiners can view a summary and analysis of 2013/2014 external examiner reports for the University’s taught programmes including its collaborative provision here.
For information about Institutional Review or the QAA:
Dean of Quality and Standards