Academic Standards and Quality Unit has combined with Learning and Teaching Development Unit to form a new Directorate, focusing on an integrated approach to assurance and enhancement. If you need any information or guidance on quality assurance and enhancement, please visit the Quality Enhancement Directorate webpages
Please see information below on our last QAA Institutional Review, which took place in May 2014:
The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the independent body. If you need any information or guidance on quality assurance and enhancement please visit 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 (now QED) 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.