About AQDU

Publicly‐funded HE providers in England are required to register with the Office for Students by demonstrating their compliance with Conditions of Registration for Quality and Standards related to course design and delivery, and student outcomes. Edge Hill’s quality management processes are reviewed and developed through continuous dialogue with Faculties, and external engagement with the Quality Assurance Agency and other sector organisations. Programme approval (validation) documentation aligns with the ‘lenses’ of the University’s Taught Degrees Framework which covers the ‘student learning journey’ from induction to in‐programme transitions; learning, teaching and assessment; graduate attributes, employability and work‐based learning; personal development and enhancement; and citizenship and awareness of global perspectives. Programme monitoring and review are informed by analysis of data on student satisfaction (National Student Survey), retention, progression and graduate employment. Students contribute to quality management processes through course committees, focus groups and programme and module surveys, while employers are consulted through employer liaison groups and professional bodies. Outcomes of quality processes are reported periodically to Academic Board via its Academic Quality and Enhancement Committee, and annually to the Board of Governors. Processes for programme approval, monitoring and review address the Expectations of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education and are summarised on these pages, with additional detail available in our Quality Management Handbook.

New academic staff receive an induction to the University’s approach to, and systems and processes for, quality assurance and enhancement of which details may be found here.

Contact the Academic Quality and Development Unit by email to quality@edgehill.ac.uk or by phone to 01695 584193.